West Ham have completed the signing of highly-rated Hull forward Jarrod Bowen for an undisclosed fee, widely reported to be £20million.
The Hammers beat fellow suitors Crystal Palace to the 23-year-old, offering the Tigers £14m up front and a further £6m in add-ons. Bowen has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at the London Stadium, keeping him with Hammers until summer 2025 and the deal being completed minutes before the 11pm deadline.
Reports claim Bowen, who had also been chased by Newcastle and Leeds this month, has signed a deal worth £80,000 a week. As per a report in the Daily Express, his contract contains an exit clause that would allow him to leave this summer in the event that West Ham are relegated from the Premier League.
I am delighted to confirm the signing of highly-rated forward Jarrod Bowen from Hull City. The 23-year-old joins on a five-and-a-half year contract.
Good luck Jarrod! dg pic.twitter.com/VwSdfb9hFy
— David Gold (@davidgold) January 31, 2020
“He’s probably what you’d call a wide forward these days, or perhaps an old-fashioned inside-right. He has played a couple of games as a second centre forward or as a No10.
“When you score goals like he does, and in the numbers he does, in the Championship, it will give you a great chance of scoring goals in the Premier League. We were attracted to the goals he has scored over the years; not just in one year, but over the last three years.”
Bowen arrives at London Stadium after a prolific spell with Hull that included 54 goals and 14 assists that saw him become one of the hottest properties outside the Premier League.