Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny told Football Insider that he thinks a £60m bid would see Liverpool land Jarrod Bowen from Wesh Ham United.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Bowen, with the Liverpool Echo reporting on Boxing Day that he’s a ‘player of interest’ to the Reds after his impressive displays this season
Bowen has shone for the Hammers this season and while he’s certainly not yet at the level required to be a starter for the Reds, he could be a great squad player.
The former Hull City star has 5 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season.
Kenny thinks Bowen will cost £60million if Liverpool come knocking
Speaking to Football Insider, Paddy Kenny said he believes that West Ham will ask for more than £50m to sell West Ham, theorising it would cost Jurgen Klopp’s side around £60m to land the Englishman.
“For Bowen, you are looking at a massive fee. These big clubs have to know, these days they have to pay over the odds for these players.
“I think if you look at his form, his ability and how important he is to Liverpool you are looking at £50million.
“Maybe even £60million, West Ham do not need to sell. That’s the key thing here, so it could take that for a bid to be accepted.
“He’s brilliant and he could go on to be an England player as well so there is even more money added on.
“West Ham have to replace him as well and that is no easy feat. West Ham hold all the cards in any case.”
West Ham star would make a good signing – not for more than £40m
I really like Bowen. He’s quick, has fantastic close control and is a great dribbler but paying £60m to sign him is something Manchester United would do – not Liverpool.
The Reds are far too methodical and calculated with each move they make in the transfer market to be spending £20m over the odds for a player like Bowen when Leeds United’s Raphinha is reportedly going for the same amount.
Only Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker cost more than that in Liverpool’s history so I would be blown away if the Reds spent that kind of cash on Bowen but I would be happy to see him join the club for around £40m.
So long as Mohamed Salah is at the club, any left-footed right-winger is going to have a tough time starting ahead of him as he has gone onto another level this season, scoring 22 goals and assisting 9.
Assuming Liverpool get his contract situation under wraps, the Egyptian will never be in any danger of falling out of the starting XI.