Micah Richards tips £20m Liverpool-linked talent to take 2022 by storm
Regular Sky Sports pundit and all-round good guy, Micah Richards, believes that 2022 could be the year we see West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen come into his own.
The former Hull City star has been in fine form for the Hammers this season. Following a £20m move from the Tigers, Bowen has simply gone from strength to strength under David Moyes. Indeed, his excellent form is said to have caught the eye of Liverpool and their manager, Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds are thought to be huge admirers of Bowen. Goal claims Liverpool hold genuine interest, although the Hammers have no interest in letting Bowen go, at least for anything less than £40m.
And writing for the Daily Mail, former Manchester City star Richards believes Bowen has enough in the locker to earn England recognition this year.
“This may seem an early call — a big and bold one, too — but the West Ham forward is my dark horse to make England’s World Cup squad. I’ve been watching him closely for a long time and the more I see of him, the more he impresses me,” Richards wrote.
“West Ham are having a fantastic season but it feels like the only players who get singled out regularly for praise are Declan Rice and Michail Antonio. Bowen is just as big a part of it all and has been liberated by not having the pressure of needing to score all the goals, as was the case at Hull.”
TBR’s View: Bowen Form Can’t Be Ignored For Much Longer
Five goals and ten assists this season make it almost impossible for England to ignore Bowen. His form has been superb and he is integral to West Ham now.
Few would have predicted it either. He got off to a slow start for the Hammers. But since then, he has grown, developed, and now looks every bit an international winger.
If Bowen can keep up his level, then West Ham will get in Europe. And on a personal level, Richards’ England prediction might just come true.
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