West Ham look set to sign Jarrod Bowen from Hull City for £22m, according to reports in the UK. The 23-year-old was close to moving to Crystal Palace but the Hammers have managed to hijack the deal.
The forward has scored 16 goals this season, and he is expected to a have a medical today ahead of signing £50,000 a week contract before the transfer window shuts this evening.
Supporters on Twitter are happy that the club’s owners have finally decided to spend some money in the transfer market:
Even if we just get bowen and soucek thats a W, this is just music to my ears. Looks like the protests are working. pic.twitter.com/vegck5q4J0
— West Ham Opinions (@WHUFanOpinions) 31 January 2020
Shame we couldn’t of done all this earlier… so you know these played would of been available for our most important game of the season so far 🤷♂️
— Gary Mills ⚒ (@GaryMillsy) 31 January 2020
It’s like cramming homework on the bus on the way to school
— MKR (@nogods0rkings) 31 January 2020
We shall have a clear picture in less than 9 hours time I guess. With the cost of relegation so high, I don’t understand why they leave things to the last minute, or the lack of investment over the Summer. Guess they want to spend the absolute minimum, and have cash flow issues
— Paul Anderson (@PaulAndersonNE6) 31 January 2020
— Dan Wade⚒️ (@danw_1986) 31 January 2020
Better late than never… we’ll see at 11pm 🤞🏽
— Luke Marley (@LukeMarley8) 31 January 2020
All feels like a little too late unfortunately.
— Richard Knott (@RichardKnott2) 31 January 2020
Will be a great addition if we get it over the line…
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) 31 January 2020
— Donni Murray (@MurrayDonni) 31 January 2020
The Irons signed Tomas Soucek on loan from Slavia Prague with an option to buy earlier this week, and it remains to be seen whether the two January signings will have the necessary impact in order to get the club out of relegation trouble.
Heading into tomorrow’s game against Brighton, West Ham are only outside of the dropzone on goal difference, level on points with Bournemouth and Watford.