AC Milan have become the latest club to be linked with a move for West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen this summer.
In a recent report from MilanPress, Jarrod Bowen has emerged as a shock target for AC Milan. The Rossoneri are currently in the market for attacking reinforcements on the right flank, with the West Ham forward being identified as one of the top candidates.
Bowen has been an unprecedented success at West Ham since joining the club in early 2020. In almost two and a half years at the London Stadium, the attacker has notched up 101 competitive appearances, scoring 25 goals while registering 21 assists. His contributions have been critical behind West Ham’s meteoric under David Moyes.
In addition to offering productivity in the final third, Bowen has mesmerised the West Ham with his effectiveness on the counter, thanks to his pace and dribbling skills. He is adept at providing crosses into the box as well, making him a vicious player on the break.
Bowen has thrived under Moyes’ tactical philosophy, notably helping the Hammers compete for European spots in the Premier League while reaching the semi-final of this season’s UEFA Europa League.
Given his success in the Premier League, the attacker is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window, with clubs like Liverpool and most recently Manchester United being linked with a move for the former Hull City starlet.
It appears AC Milan have joined the race as well, as they look to reinforce the right-hand side of the attack. While the Rossoneri do boast the services of Alexis Saelemaekers, there is a dearth of alternatives for the emerging Belgian and that is where Jarrod Bowen comes into the fray.
The Englishman’s direct style of play could make him an ideal competitor to Saelemaekers, thus enhancing the overall depth of Stefano Pioli’s setup. A host of English players have already enjoyed immense success in Italy in the recent past, and it appears Bowen should have no real problems settling into the Italian top-flight either.
In fact, a move to San Siro could even help him further improve his status as a footballer and make a case for him to be included in the England squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, to be played at the end of the year. However, West Ham United are unlikely to let their forward leave without putting up a strong fight, with the Hammers already planning contract talks with Bowen.