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West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen says earning an early England call-up is the ultimate dream for the youngster. Bowen scored 12 Premier League goals last season, while Gareth Southgate also gave him an area of a squad to work on as part of a near-future national organisation. Bowen has represented England alongside his Hammers captain Declan Rice, who has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium. Gareth Southgate said that his first England call-up was long overdue for upcoming Nations League fixtures last week, with West Ham striker Jarrod Bowen set to feature during the final international window in March, barring injury. Jarrod Bowen says his maiden call-up to the England national team means everything, with the striker also making big claims for West Ham teammate Declan Rice.

Jarrod Bowen joined his new England teammates at St Georges Park earlier this week. West Ham teammate Declan Rice and Bowen were unequivocal when asked whether the Premier League had better defensive midfielders. Jarrod Bowen has a season to remember, from scoring nine goals in the European Competition this season to achieving three winners for the West Hams Europa League campaign. West Ham surged ten places in the Premier League last term — with the 25-year-old Bowen scoring eight goals and adding five assists — to miss out on Europa League football by only two points. West Ham eventually signed West Ham full-back Jarrod Bowen after he lit up the league, and Bowen has gone on to be one of the best players in the Premier League, with England manager Gareth Southgate unable to ignore his qualities anymore as other strikers such as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were failed to find the form.

West Ham offered their Hammers captain Declan Rice a new deal of PS 200,000 per week — it would make him the highest-paid player in club history. Jarrod Bowen is keen on playing in the first-team at West Ham but has seen his hopes challenged by more established strikers. Having seen Jarrod Bowen’s chances of earning a first cap derailed by injury way back in March, Bowen’s form has continued since returning to West Ham. It now looks set for an England debut over the coming weeks, with Saturday’s game against Hungary being a possible chance. Despite suffering a heel injury earlier in the season at Anfield, Jarrod Bowen is still pushing for an international call-up to the England squad, which reached the side’s first major final since 1966 at the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. This season West Ham reached the semi-finals of the Europa League, which saw West Ham defeated by Eintracht Frankfurt.