West Ham won’t sell forward Jarrod Bowen for less than £70m, according to reports in the English media.
It is believed that the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Leicester have been scouting the 24-year-old after his excellent start to the season.
However, the Hammers have decided to slap a sky-high price tag on Bowen in order to ward off any potential suitors.
Since arriving from Hull City in the 2020 January transfer window for around £22m, the winger has been a key part of the London club’s revival under manager David Moyes.
Bowen has scored nine goals and contributed 11 assists in 60 appearances, and while those figures aren’t particularly impressive, his work rate and ability to get around the pitch make him an invaluable asset.
The £70m asking price is likely to force teams into looking at other targets and that will be very good news for Irons supporters who are very much hoping that West Ham can keep this squad together.