West Ham’s early history shows how far star ace Jarrod Bowen has come

Jarrod Bowen has come such a long way from Hereford United with the West Ham winger who has taken the Premier League by storm this season.

The England international was a late bloomer in terms of his footballing career who burst onto the scene at Hully City in 2016 after playing his football at non-league Hereford United.

Last season the 25-year-old played like a player at the peak of his confidence, but the Hammer haven’t always been so confident.

“The last day (in Hull City) was crazy. It was the craziest and most stressful day of my life,” he told Fozcast.

“By the time I woke up and walked to the training ground in Hull, the offer had come in. I had no idea.

“I went into the training ground unknowingly and had gone to change. The manager at the time was Grant McCann and he said ‘what are you doing here?’ He said ‘we have accepted an offer from West Ham’

“My stomach just started to feel sick. To get this news, I thought oh my God. I didn’t know what to do because I had never done it before. We were to take a train to Kings Cross and there was me, my dad and my brother who thought it was unreal.

“The first two weeks at West Ham I just couldn’t believe it. It was like a trial. My first two games were Liverpool away and Manchester City away and I thought that could finish me.


Bowen played like a man possessed last season – his form was off the charts as he was crucial to all of the Hammers’ successes.

His 31 goals in all competitions is an effort for a winger and his levels have only been matched by potentially the best player in the world at the moment – Mo Salah – with the duo the only two players to score double goals and assists. during the last Premier League campaign.

You would never have thought he was so downbeat when he first moved to the London Stadium, but he wasn’t a star then – he certainly is now.

Confidence is just oozing from the Irons striker and may it continue long.

There was some interest from clubs but nothing major. Hopefully, when he inevitably establishes himself in the England setup, suitors don’t come knocking like they did with Declan Rice.

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