The signing of Jarrod Bowen has been money very well spent by West Ham, according to Alex McLeish.
The former Rangers and Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old has “class written all over him” and it is no surprise to see him flourishing in the Premier League.
The winger joined the Irons for a reported £22million in January 2019 and, as reported by the Athletic’s David Ornstein, recently received a “sizeable” wage increase after triggering an appearance-based clause in his contract.
Bowen netted his fifth goal of the campaign in a 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday night, although three of those came in the opening four games of the season.
McLeish has insisted that while the versatile attacker cost a lot to sign from Hull City, he has been worth every penny for David Moyes.
McLeish told Football Insider: “Moyes signed Bowen and he just looks a different class on the field of play.
“Again, another great piece of recruitment. The chest in last night (v West Brom) when he scored the goal, he’s a very versatile young man and he’s very athletic.
“They plucked him from the Championship and I know he wasn’t cheap, he wasn’t cheap, the best players rarely are and he’s stepped up to the Premier League.
“It’s sometimes a bridge too far for some players but you see Bowen, he’s got class – even watching him with Hull City in the past, class written all over him, and it’s been no surprise to me to see how well he’s done in the Premier League.”
In other news, West Ham have been tipped to announce new signing “very soon”.