Jarrod Bowen (26) started his career at Hereford United. His success did not come natural as he failed to qualify for the Aston Villa and Cardiff City academies, moving in to non-league football, but a scout from Hull City did see potential.
He joined The Tigers in 2014, at the age of 17, moving on a free transfer, and of course still very young and unfinished, but allready then spotted to be one with potential.
His big breakthrough at Hull City came two years after he first joined, impressing during the pre-season of 2016, 19 years of age at the time. He used the next seasons to get to his next level. 2018/19 season became special scoring 22 goals in all competions and showing what could be next.
A number of Premier League clubs had scouts watching him, and he finally made his move to West Ham in January 2020 for a fee of £22million. Massive business for The Tigers, picking him up on a free from non-league a few years earlier.
David Moyes galvanized Bowen's talent and fast made him a regular in his first team, seeing the attacking abilities as a weapon and also helping West Ham reach new levels of performance.
He was first picked for England in 2022, making his debut vs. Hungary in a 1-0 defeat. He was not part of the England squad that later made it to the World Cup finals in December that same year, but was back in the squad for the upcoming games taking place in November 2023.
He played a pivotal role as West Ham became European Conference League winners last season and the start to this campaign has been ever so promising, hopefully giving Jarrod Bowen another magic season with his attacking approach and positive act.