West Ham have been told they would be ‘mad’ to let Jarrod Bowen leave by Steve McManaman amid transfer interest from Liverpool.
Bowen has been in fine form this season and McManaman believes the Hammer could be worth up to £60 million in the transfer market after his superb campaign.
The former Hull attacker has improved his end product this season and is currently leading the way in goal contributions across the Premier League for English players with 13 combined goals and assists.
Bowen has already surpassed his previous league best of five assists in one season and is well on his way to beating the eight goals he scored last year with six already to his name.
“He’s been great,” McManaman told Horseracing.net. “They bought him from Hull City for £20 million, which seemed a lot at the time, but he’s been great and continued to improve.
“West Ham would be mad to get rid of him because they’re starting to build something themselves and he’s probably now worth double or maybe triple what they paid for him. Declan Rice may be considered the superstar at West Ham but I’d be very surprised if they let Jarrod Bowen go.”
Bowen is not the only West Ham player having a fine season with Declan Rice receiving plaudits far and wide. McManaman believes that West Ham may have a harder time trying to keep the England international at the club in the summer and could see the club selling him as a reward for all he as given the Hammers.
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“They may let Declan Rice leave first considering everything he’s done for the club and he will probably go for £100 million,” McManaman added.
“Jarrod’s playing great, he’s scoring plenty of goals and he’s adored there. As we’ve seen on numerous occasions, the grass isn’t always greener.
“However, sooner rather than later, Liverpool will have to start looking to the future. Sadio Mane’s 29, Mohamed Salah’s 29, Roberto Firmino’s 30, so there will need to be a period of rejuvenation, replenishing and a turning over of this current squad.”