What’s the latest on Bowen?
CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has previously told GIVEMESPORT that other clubs have definitely enquired about the possibility of signing Bowen this season, stating: “With Bowen, West Ham’s stance remains that they really don’t want to sell, so there’s a lot of clubs circling over Bowen, but the challenge, much like Declan Rice, is persuading West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain pretty intent not to let him go.”
According to The Sun, West Ham would demand a £75m fee to let Bowen leave the club this summer amid Premier League interest, but the same report states that the Gunners could be reluctant to spend that much money on the four-time England international this summer, having already made five signings this summer.
And Crook believes that Liverpool and Klopp in particular are big admirers of Bowen.
What has Crook said about Bowen?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they’d [Arsenal] be silly not to [be interested in Bowen], although I think Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool are bigger admirers [than Arsenal].”
Would Bowen be a good signing for Liverpool?
Bowen would likely be a fantastic addition for Klopp’s side this summer, and could prove to be a direct replacement for Sadio Mané, should the wide man join the Anfield club before the transfer window concludes.
The former Hull City star made 51 appearances for David Moyes’ side last season, scoring 18 goals and providing 13 assists, according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that the Leominster-born man could slot straight into Liverpool’s attacking line.
And FBref rates Bowen as a constant goal-threat, with the winger ranking in the top 10% of attacking midfielders/wingers across Europe’s top five leagues and European competition for non-penalty expected goals per 90 minutes (0.37), over the last 365 days.
An average SofaScore rating of 7.09 for his performances in the Premier League last season suggest that Bowen was the Irons’ second-best performer, after Declan Rice, and therefore would likely be a huge loss for Moyes, but a big addition for Klopp’s side.
Though £75m might be very pricey, the signing of Bowen could mean that Liverpool’s forward line is set for the long-term future, with the club looking to slowly transition Klopp’s starting eleven.