West Ham are starting to see the Jarrod Bowen that they bought from Hull City, according to Danny Mills.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 23-year-old needs to regularly contribute goals and assists for David Moyes’s side this season.
Bowen grabbed a brace as the Hammers produced a shock performance to beat Wolves 4-0 at the London Stadium on Sunday night.
The winger has impressed since arriving in a £19million deal from Hull City in January but he has so far failed to find the goalscoring form which earned him a move to the London Stadium.
Prior to yesterday’s win, the English attacker had just one goal in 15 appearances for the Irons having scored 54 times in 131 games for Hull.
When asked by Football Insider if Bowen needed to add more goals to his game, Mills said: “He needs to chip in with goals and assists on a regular basis now.
“Last season was difficult because West Ham were fighting for their lives. The wide players were not always allowed to go and express themselves – the hard yards had to come first. They had to dig in.
“We are now starting to see the player that West Ham bought, the player that was so fantastic at Hull. That offensive player, with an intelligent attacking mindset and a lot of ability.”
When asked about his goal target for the season yesterday, Bowen said: “I’ve always said double figures.
“I know it is going to be difficult in the Premier League this season but I believe I can score goals at this level. That is what I am going to aim for and if I keep performing the way I did last night I don’t think there’s any reason I can’t get there.”
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