Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping tabs on West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen, who has impressed since moving to London.
According to a report from the Independent, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs monitoring the progress of 24-year-old West Ham United attacker Jarrod Bowen.
A versatile forward who can play anywhere across the frontline, Bowen burst into the limelight at boyhood club Hull City and his performances in the lower divisions of English football earned him a switch to West Ham United in January last year.
Since arriving at the London Stadium, the 24-year-old has been a real asset for David Moyes’ side, racking up nine goals and 11 assists from 59 matches across all competitions. Bowen played a key role in the Hammers finishing in the top six in the Premier League last season and has looked impressive in the ongoing season as well.
In six games so far, Bowen has registered one assist, which came in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United this past weekend, a game in which the 24-year-old impressed. His progress at Hull City and now West Ham has not gone unnoticed with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur keeping a close watch on the Englishman.
Liverpool’s interest in Bowen is not new, considering that the Reds had been linked with a move for the West Ham ace in the summer transfer window as well. While a move never materialised, it seems like Jurgen Klopp & co. are continuing to monitor his progress and doing so makes a lot of sense from the club’s perspective as well.
In Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota, Klopp has four quality options in the attacking third, but Firmino’s goal return has dwindled a great deal of late, while Liverpool did not replace Xherdan Shaqiri, who left the club this past summer for Olympique Lyon as well. With both Mane and Salah touching 30, signing someone like Bowen would add depth and quality to the frontline.
As for Tottenham, they too could do with some added quality in attack going by their recent performances. The north London giants are over-reliant on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in the final third and even though Steven Bergwijn has shown some signs of form this term, he has been largely inconsistent during his time at the club.
With Lucas Moura also not enjoying the most productive of spells and Bryan Gil still inexperienced at this level, a player like Bowen, who is nearing his prime years and has proven himself in the Premier League, would be a fine addition in the near future.
Apart from Liverpool and Tottenham, Leicester City are also said to have been monitoring the 24-year-old West Ham ace. It, however, remains to be seen if any of the interested parties do make an attempt to sign Bowen in the upcoming transfer windows.