According to the Athletic, Liverpool are interested in former Newcastle United target Jarrod Bowen.
The winger joined West Ham in January 2020, costing £25million from Hull City.
Since joining the Hammers, Bowen has played 53 times, scoring 11 goals.
After just a season and a half with West Ham, the 24-year-old is being linked with a move away from the London Stadium.
Sadly, Newcastle are nowhere near his signature this time. Instead, it’s 2020 Premier League champions Liverpool.
The Athletic claim that Bowen is on the Reds’ radar, as they look to boost their attacking options.
In less than two years, he has gone from a Championship player to a target for a Champions League club. But could he have been a Magpie instead?
Newcastle could have signed Liverpool target Jarrod Bowen
In the summer of 2019, shortly after Steve Bruce’s arrival, Chronicle reporter Lee Ryder claimed Newcastle were unwilling to pay £20million for Bowen.
That summer, Bowen remained at Hull.
However, he was once again linked with a Premier League move in the January transfer window.
Leicester and Tottenham were reportedly keen, while then promotion hopefuls Leeds United hoped Bowen could propel them to the top flight.
The Telegraph also claimed that Newcastle were once again interested. Toon fans were excited by the prospect of seeing Bowen in black and white.
However, the Telegraph later added that the Magpies would not meet Hull’s asking price. He reportedly wanted to join Newcastle, but Mike Ashley would only pay £12million.
On deadline day, it was West Ham who secured his signature. They paid £18million up front, with a potential £7million in add-ons.
As is so often the case with Newcastle, they missed out on a top player because they wouldn’t pay the asking price.
Now Bowen is a target for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, while Steve Bruce is counting his pennies and wondering who he can sign from the bargain basement.