Michael Edwards could agree ingenious deal to sign £60million forward – player reportedly open to Anfield move

Liverpool could sign Jarrod Bowen by swapping him for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer as part of an ingenious deal.

Sporting director Michael Edwards will depart from Liverpool at the end of the 2022/23 season when his contract with FSG expires.

The 42-year-old has signed some incredible players during his time in charge of the club’s recruitment and Jurgen Klopp’s tenure as manager may not have been as successful without Edwards.

Michael Edwards

There may be time for one last hurrah, however, as a claim from the Mirror suggests.

They have published an article that addresses where Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could go this summer should he leave Liverpool with a swap deal involving the Hammers touted.

Liverpool could sign West Ham talisman Jarrod Bowen as part of a swap deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer which would add immense quality to the Reds.

The Englishman has been widely praised for his form this season and his numbers stack up against Liverpool’s current attackers.

Mohamed Salah has 30 goals and 16 assists in all competitions while Bowen, a player that plays in the same position as the Egyptian, has 18 goals and 13 assists.

For comparison, Sadio Mane has 22 goals and 5 assists, Diogo Jota has 21 goals and 8 assists while Luis Diaz has 22 goals and 11 assists for Porto and Liverpool.

Luis Diaz

Klopp has been truly blessed with his attacking options this term with Takumi Minamino reaching 10 goals as well while Divock Origi has 6 goals and 4 assists too.

Adding Diaz to the squad in January was a game-changer of a signing and I do wonder if it will prompt the Reds to consider making January additions every winter if they can.

Should Liverpool consider a Jarrod Bowen swap deal?

Absolutely – especially if it’s one that can be agreed with a minor fee in addition to it. It’s very unlikely Liverpool will be able to sign Bowen without paying some kind of fee even if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were to go the opposite way.

Bowen is open to joining the Reds in the summer if a deal can be agreed with West Ham, it has been reported, with it said that the Hammers should not sell him for less than £60million.

What that fee would be is unclear but Bowen is a player that would be outstanding for Klopp as his display against Man City proved.

Jarrod Bowen

The Englishman may have been doing his best to impress the Reds if reports about interest in the 25-year-old are true and scoring a brace to help Klopp in the Premier League title race is the best way to get the attention of Liverpool’s scouts.

While West Ham were unable to hold onto a 2-0 lead against Pep Guardiola’s side, the point they held the Sky Blues to could see Liverpool win the title on the last day of the season if Aston Villa can also do the Merseysiders a favour.

The way Bowen bends his runs to stay onside when darting behind defences speaks to his intelligence as a player and with his dribbling, finishing and passing, he’s already showing signs of being on the verge of reaching an elite level.

Playing alongside Mohamed Salah and learning from the very best in his position would only help him reach another level while Klopp’s managerial ability would only serve to elevate him to a world-class level.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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