West Ham want to reward Jarrod Bowen with a new contract which will likely see the impending England international double his wages.
Bowen, understood to be paid £60,000 a week on a deal that runs until 2025, is the first Hammer since Paolo Di Canio to reach double digits in both goals and assists in a Premier League season.
His brace in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City helped ensure West Ham will enjoy another season of European football, with the club now guaranteed to finish at least seventh.
West Ham want to tie Jarrod Bowen to a new deal that would see him triple his wages
Kurt Zouma is currently West Ham’s top earner on £125,000 a week.
Bowen could surpass that figure, though Declan Rice will eclipse them both if he agrees to sign a new long-term £200,000-a-week deal.
A big summer awaits Bowen, who is expected to be rewarded with an England call-up from Gareth Southgate for June’s Nations League games.
He was in line to be named in Southgate’s squad in March but a heel injury robbed the 25-year-old of that opportunity.
West Ham boss David Moyes wants to reward the winger for his excellent performances
He is popular player at West Ham, and opinion at the club is that Bowen would be worthy of an England call-up and a new contract.
Manager David Moyes has given the new deal his blessing, having praised his player for being a grafter – something he appreciates more than talent.
Moyes is also keen to improve his squad this summer. The club made three £50million-plus bids for players in January, including Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips, but none was accepted.
However, Moyes is expecting to be backed in the next transfer window.
Gareth Southgate has been impressed with Bowen and is likely to call him up for England
Bowen, who joined from Hull City, is on a £60,000 per week deal that runs until 2025