By Paddy Kenny

25th Sep, 2021 | 11:00am

Bowen set for big-money deal as West Ham fret over links - pundit

Paddy Kenny has tipped West Ham to “reward” Jarrod Bowen with a new contract amid reported transfer interest.

The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Irons would want to “protect their asset” despite having the 24-year-old tied down until 2025.

As reported by the Independent (20th September), Liverpool and Tottenham are among the winger’s long-term suitors.

The Premier League giants are reportedly still circling the former Hull man after an impressive start to the season. 

Bowen joined West Ham from the Tigers in January 2020, penning a five-year deal at the time.

As such, Kenny insisted the Hammers are “well protected” if any of his suitors come calling.

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However, he suggested the east Londoners could move to offer him improved terms to strengthen their position even further.

Kenny told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “How long’s he been there? He’s still got over three years left on his contract.

“They’re still well protected if anyone does appear interested.

“I’m sure if he carries on with the performances he has been doing, they’ll look to reward him with a new contract.

“Keep protecting their asset, like a lot of clubs seem to do these days.”

Bowen has played 60 times for the Irons to date, with nine goals and 11 assists under his belt.

He has started every Premier League game this season, as well as the League Cup victory over Manchester United.

The former Hull man also featured as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.

In other news, pundit claims West Ham player is ‘one of top two’ in Premier League after ‘brilliant’ stats revealed.