West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen has said that Real Madrid is the only team that he would leave his current club for.
During a coaching session for young footballers in Brentwood organized by The Sun, Bowen faced a pivotal question from a young Tottenham fan.
Playfully, he discussed the only club he might consider leaving West Ham for, as well as revealing his favourite teammate.
The video capturing the visit shows the exact moment when the young Spurs supporter puts Bowen on the spot with this interesting question to which he answers, “Real Madrid, I like Real Madrid.”
On the other hand, he went on to name Lucas Paqueta as his favourite teammate at the club. Furthermore, he also admitted that he would love West Ham United to sign Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe if finances weren’t a problem.
Bowen could be an interesting signing for Real Madrid
Describing Bowen is a challenging task, to say the least, as his playing style encompasses a multifaceted approach.
On one hand, he shows the characteristics of a classic winger, ardently hugging the touchline and delivering precise crosses with ease.
On the other hand, he also demonstrates a keen eye for exhibiting his speed and dribbling prowess by cutting inside to move past defenders and positioning himself for scoring opportunities.
Real Madrid, in all honesty, currently lack a player with Bowen’s unique set of skills. While figures like Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo effectively fulfil their roles, there may come a time when Madrid could benefit from the presence of a more traditional winger on the right flank.
Nevertheless, it is crucial to acknowledge that acquiring such a player is not a pressing priority for Real Madrid at the moment. The team, as of now, is not actively contemplating this addition and is not giving it substantial consideration as well.
Real Madrid summer signing set to return to training soon – report
Real Madrid’s main goal heading into the summer transfer window was to wrap up the signing of Jude Bellingham amid massive interest from Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s City, especially, were ready to match and increase any salary Madrid offered, and were going strongly into the bidding war.
Eventually, Bellingham decided to join Madrid after they reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for €3 million.
However, following this, los blancos had to improvise a fair bit as Karim Benzema decided to leave the club to join Al-Ittihad on a free transfer. They were expecting him to continue for another season, at least, and it stumped their plans in the market.
In the next few weeks, Madrid chased forwards, and ended up signing Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and a certain Arda Guler, who was close to Barcelona before eventually ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Unfortunately for Madrid, he is yet to play a single minute for the club after picking up a serious injury in pre-season. Despite being on the bench for a couple of games, Guler suffered a relapse in training, and was sidelined again.
Now, reports from Yagiz Sabuncuoglu say that the Turkish international is close to returning to team training.
Guler has slowly, but surely, been recovering from his injury, and could take to the pitch for his first minutes with the club in the next few weeks as Madrid look for solutions after a month full of injuries.
With Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois all out until early 2024, Madrid have relied on Castilla for reinforcements, but could do with Guler’s services in their forward line.
That said, Carlo Ancelotti and co. are expected to be extremely cautious when it comes to the Turkish international. The slightest spell of poor man-management here could make or break the youngster’s career.