By Noel Whelan

3rd Aug, 2022 | 8:00am

Pundit issues 'massive' Arsenal verdict after club insider reveals £50m Jarrod Bowen twist

Noel Whelan has insisted Jarrod Bowen is “very much worth” a potential £50million price tag with Arsenal interested in a move.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 25-year-old forward would fit into any side in world football.

According to West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh (29 July), David Moyes’ side have issued a “hands-off warning” to Arsenal as they continue to circle Bowen – along with Liverpool.

The report also claims the Londoners want to open contract talks with the England international – who they currently value at £50million.

His current deal runs until June 2025.

Bowen notched 17 goals and 13 assists across 50 games last term to earn his first-ever Three Lions recognition.

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Whelan insisted selling the former Hull star would be a “massive loss” for West Ham.

He told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury: “I think he’d fit into any side with the way he’s been playing.

“He’s a really good, exciting player. 25 years old but it feels like he’s been around for a lifetime – and still has those prime years ahead of him.

“£50m wouldn’t be a price tag you would sniff at. He’s very much worth that with what he gives you. He’s got work rate, assists, goals, running off the ball – and he’d fit right in at Arsenal.

“He’d fit into Man City. He’d fit into Liverpool.

“If they can prise him away from West Ham then it’d be a massive loss for them. I’m not sure you can replace someone like him.

“He’s more than just a quality player, he’s the right character and personality they need in that side.”

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