West Country striker Bowen signed for the Tigers in July 2014 after impressing during his debut season for Hereford United, who promptly became defunct that summer. After establishing himself in the City reserve team he made his debut during August 2016 in the League Cup at Exeter City. He found favour from January 2017 onwards as Marco Silva arrived in the managerial seat, and made his first League start in the final match of the season against Tottenham Hotspur.
Bowen started the following season in the first team, scored his first senior goal in the opening fixture of the season at Aston Villa and hit double figures by mid November in Slutsky’s struggling but free-scoring side. While continuing to be a first team regular under Nigel Adkins his goals per game ratio dropped, but he did bookend his first full season nicely by scoring the equaliser in the final fixture at Brentford.
In 2018/19 he again scored regularly and totalled up another 10 goals by the end of December, simultaneously propelling the Tigers up the Championship table and attracting serious interest from Premier League chequebook-wavers. By the Spring of 2019 Jarrod has passed the 20 goal mark and set a City record by scoring in eight consecutive home League matches.
The first game of the 2019/20 season saw Jarrod make his 100th senior appearance for City, after a summer of transfer talk that came to nothing, and was rapidly amongst the goals again, hitting double figures in the League with a late-November brace against Preston. On January 2020 transfer deadline day the player and club finally succumbed to interest from the Premier League and Jarrod signed a contract for West Ham United that extended to 2025, in return for a £14m fee that could rise to £20m. Bowen left the Tigers as one of the most potent and popular strikers in fifty years, since the days of Wagstaff and Chilton.
Bowen made 13 starts for West Ham in the remainder of the 2019/20 season and scored his first Premier League goal in a February 2020 3-1 win over Southampton. The 2020/21 season saw Jarrod establsh himself as a first team for West Ham, making 36 appearances and scoring 8 goals as the Hammers qualified for Euopean competition.
Date/Place of Birth: 20 December 1996, Leominster
Hull City First Game: 23 August 2016, Exeter City A (Football League Cup Second Round), 19 years, 247 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 January 2020, Huddersfield Town H (Championship), 23 years, 39 days old
Hereford United (2014), Hull City (2014-2020), West Ham United (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 131 apps, 54 goalsJarrod Bowen
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