Tim Steidten, the technical director for the Hammers, discusses some significant contract information.
Jarrod Bowen’s new contract, in the opinion of West Ham Technical Director Tim Steidten, shows the club’s current state.
There is no denying that the club has had a dramatic turnaround in recent years, thanks in large part to David Moyes, who led West Ham to consecutive top-7 finishes, a Europa League semifinal appearance, and an extraordinary Europa Conference League campaign that saw our Hammers win our first major trophy in 43 years.
After that, the 2023–24 season got off to a great start, with West Ham presently leading Group A of the Europa League after 8 games and sitting on 14 points overall. This is our third straight season competing on the European stage.
The success of our club has now been further highlighted by the signing of England striker Jarrod Bowen to a new 7-year contract, which may see him stay in east London for the remainder of his career. Few Irons supporters would have imagined the rise of our club a few years ago.
“When an England international commits his long-term future to the football club, it’s a sign of the strong position the Club finds itself in,” Steidten said to the clubs Official Website.
“We’re thrilled that he’s committed to a long-term contract and are looking forward to him continuing to thrive at West Ham in the prime of his career,” said the club.
“We’re delighted he’s signed a long-term deal and looking forward to him continuing to flourish at West Ham in the peak years of his career.“
Moyes too is of course understandably delighted to see Bowen commit his future to the club, and feels the winger will continue to develop further as a Hammer for years to come.
“His goal in Prague will live long in the memory for everyone connected to West Ham – it’s given him a platform to go from strength to strength and we’re really reaping the benefits, he’s getting better and better,” said the boss.
“He’s a fantastic boy and an outstanding professional – I’m sure his positive progress will continue over the course of his new contract.”