West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen earns England call up

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West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen has earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s provisional Euro 2024 England squad ahead of the tournament in Germany next month.

Hammers hero Jarrod Bowen has been one of the most important players in East London this season and has again proved that he is one of the most clinical and fearless forwards in the entire Premier League.

The 27-year-old talisman has had a huge impact over the last 12 months for West Ham, bringing home a European trophy from the Conference League and continuing this season to deliver when needed most.

On the international stage, Bowen has earned call-ups for friendlies and qualifiers with seven senior caps to his name so far, and it is looking like Gareth Southgate has seen something special in the West Ham star, as he has been selected for his provisional Euro 2024 England squad and will now compete for a spot on the plane to Germany for the tournament next month.

Bowen joins the Three Lions for warm-up friendlies against Bosnia & Herzegovina at St James’ Park on Monday 3 June (7.45 pm BST) and Iceland at Wembley on Friday 7 June (7.45 pm BST), hoping that during that time he will have done enough to impress Southgate.

Our thoughts on Bowen’s England call-up…

For West Ham supporters, it would be a no-brainer for Bowen to be called up to represent the national team after an outstanding campaign in front of goal, resulting in him being the club’s top scorer of the season and being voted Player of the Season too.

Over 34 Premier League appearances, Bowen has scored 16 goals, registered six assists and created 12 big chances, as well as averaging 3.5 ball recoveries, 2.5 shots on goal and 4.4 duels won per game, as per SofaScore.

The £120k-per-week attacking machine was the fourth highest scoring English player in the Premier League last season with Cole Palmer, Ollie Watkins, Phil Foden and Dominic Solanke just ahead of him.

Indeed, there is huge competition for spots in the England squad as there is stacks and stacks of talent in the attacking threat at present, however, there is no reason why Bowen can’t offer something special as he has proven this season that he is prolific in not only his usual right wing position, but also in the centre-forward role when needed.

With that being said, it will be interesting to see whether Southgate will trust in Bowen to deliver in Germany, but there is no doubt that if he could translate his club form onto the international stage, he will be a lethal weapon for England in the Euros.

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