In the upcoming summer, there’s speculation about Mo Salah potentially leaving which is why pundit Don Hutchinson has urged Liverpool to pursue Jarrod Bowen as a suitable long-term replacement.
Last summer, Saudi side Al-Ittihad expressed interest in Mo Salah, but Liverpool did not allow the winger to leave. However, the situation may not be the same at the end of this campaign.
Al-Ittihad are still interested in signing the Egyptian in the summer and according to the pundit, if Salah does leave West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen can be a reasonable alternative.
Hutchinson has told ESPN: “If you want to go the cheaper route, Jarrod Bowen, he’s been in amazing form. If you have unlimited money then Mbappe, if you want to go the cheaper route, Jarrod Bowen.”
Jurgen Klopp will be leaving Liverpool at the end of this season and once the German exits, there’s no way the club’s management will be able to hold onto Mo Salah.
Salah is still an impactful player for the Anfield outfit and his contract runs until the end of the 2024-25 season. However, he is not going to sign a new deal so Liverpool will have to cash in on him next summer.
Once Mo Salah leaves, Liverpool will have to bring in someone world-class to replace him and while Jarrod Bowen has been a wonderful player for West Ham United, there’s no way he will be able to fill the Egyptian’s boots.
Transfermarkt values Bowen at £43 million, but with his recent seven-year contract extension with the Hammers, which is set to expire in 2030, West Ham is expected to demand a substantial fee for the winger.
The London outfit can very easily demand around £80-90 million for the 27-year-old and it makes no sense to spend so much money on him. He’s netted 11 goals in 21 Premier League appearances this season but he’s certainly not worth £80 million plus.
Liverpool are being linked with Kylian Mbappe and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and based on stature, these two can be the ideal replacements for Mo Salah. Apart from these two superstars a few other names on the list are Palace’s Michael Olise and Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Klopp is reportedly a keen admirer of Bowen, but with the German leaving, there are doubts about whether the new manager will be permitted to invest a significant amount in acquiring the Hammers winger.