By Paul Robinson

22nd May, 2022 | 10:22am

Jarrod Bowen told to reject top-four transfer after West Ham source reveal - pundit

Paul Robinson has urged Jarrod Bowen to put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said the 25-year-old would be no more than a squad player at a top-four side in the Premier League.

Bowen has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season – no player has more goals or assists for the Irons.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider (14 May) that the club are planning to open talks with Bowen within weeks as they look to secure him to a new long-term deal.

According to the Daily Mail (16 May), the club will offer Bowen more than double his current £60,000-a-week wages.

The winger’s current contract at the London Stadium expires at the end of June 2025.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Bowen’s future, Robinson said: “David Moyes has done such great things for Bowen.

“He has given him the opportunity and platform to showcase his talent.

“Where could he go? When you look at the top four or five sides there isn’t a place for him. At least he wouldn’t play every week.

“I think being a big fish at West Ham suits him better than being a squad player at one of the top, top clubs. At West Ham he is an important member of the team and plays every week when he is fit.

“If you look at Liverpool, Man City, Spurs and Chelsea, he doesn’t play every week. He would become part of a squad. I wouldn’t want to see that.

“It is not the right time for him to leave. I may be wrong because he is capable of playing in the top sides. He has had a really impressive season. It just goes to show you that Moyes has an eye for a player.”

In other news, a source has revealed West Ham have opened talks to sign a striker after a London meeting.