West Ham have reportedly struck an agreement with Hull City to sign Jarrod Bowen according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
Hearing West Ham have agreed a £22m deal (£14m + £8m add-ons) to sign Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen. Crystal Palace seemed to be leading the chase but understand 23yo’s preference is #WHUFC & scheduled to have medical ~lunchtime @TheAthleticUK #HCFC #CPFC https://t.co/JsZSmCIYUC
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2020
The journalist claims that the Hammers have beaten Crystal Palace to the signing of the Tigers ace, who has been in hugely impressive form this season.
Bowen has 17 goals to his name in all competitions for Hull, and he’ll leave a sizeable void in their team as they head into the second-half of this year’s campaign.
Ornstein also claimed that the total fee of the deal for Bowen is set to rise to £22m, with £14m of that being a fee paid to Hull City up front.
Hull City are currently sat 13th in the Championship table and are eight points adrift of the play-off places, which is largely down to the performances put in by Bowen.
Bowen will join a West Ham side that are struggling in the Premier League at the moment, and he’ll be keen to make an instant impact when he arrives at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham will be hoping they can complete a deal to land Bowen’s signature, with the January transfer window set to close at 11pm on Friday.
This is an excellent signing for West Ham if they can get the deal over the line on Deadline Day.
Bowen has been in excellent form for Hull City this season, and I think the Tigers are making the right call in cashing in on him before his contract with the Tigers expires.
He has 17 goals to his name so far this term, and I think he’s more than capable of making the step up to the Premier League with West Ham.
The Hammers needed a player that offers something different going forward, and although there will be immediate pressure on Bowen due to the hefty fee West Ham are paying, I expect him to hit the ground running.