Former Hammers player and current club loans manager Carlton Cole has given his thoughts on Jarrod Bowen following his Euro’s bow this week.

Its once again very much again in the press that our Hammers number 20, who this year signed a new 7-year deal to remain at West Ham, is the subject of significant interest from other clubs, namely Newcastle at this stage.

However its very much understood that Bowen is happy and settled in east London, with no intention of moving on anywhere any time soon.

Cole has spoken on the speculation surrounding Bowen, as reported by , has said that Bowen should have no desire to be anywhere else other than West Ham.

“Declan Rice didn’t have to leave, did he?” exclaimed the former Hammers striker.

“Whenever he (Bowen) gets his chance with his country, and you saw against Serbia he came on and did really well – that’s the only way he’s gonna start getting the trust of Gareth Southgate.

“He’s going up against Saka who’s obviously playing for Arsenal week in, week out, and playing in the Champions League.

“Playing games or starting games is the most undervalued thing…you just saw what happened to Grealish.”

“Now he’s gonna have to re-evaluate how he sees the game, and how much he wants to play.”

“So Jarrod Bowen is in the best position to stay at West Ham, play games, be the main man, and then he’ll still get his England chances with the performances he churns out.”

Cole also talked about new Head Coach Julen Lopetegui, and feels the relationship with tim Stediten is key as West Ham get set for a new er at the club.

“It’s always hard managing the expectations of West Ham fans,” stated Cole.

“When he first comes in, depending on the signings that are made…we just need to see what he’s made of, his style and how he works.”

“We need about eight players. We’re an ageing squad, and we need a little bit of continuity.”

“I think we still might need a right back for cover. We need another striker to take the pressure off Antonio, who Lopetegui said he likes, and wants him to stay and remain at the club.”

“But that’s another position that he needs help on to cover. Probably a left sided midfielder, and a left back…Another centre half needs to be a priority too.”

“So Tim Steidten’s got his work cut out, but I’m sure that he’s gonna get certain players in the door…I want to see him really doing what he does best, and find some unearthed gems.”

Carlton Cole’s Tips:

England’s Leading Scorer: Harry Kane
Young Player of the Tournament: Lamine Yamal
Player Of The Tournament: Toni Kroos
Score Prediction: Denmark 1-3 England
Tournament Winners: England