It's been just over 12 months since Jarrod Bowen defected from Hull City to West Ham United and the forward's rise in the Premier League continues with a team pushing to finish in the Champions League places this season.

Bowen had previously discussed his departure from the KCOM Stadium last January after completing his move to the Hammers but appeared as a guest on BBC Radio Humberside and was quizzed on, among other things, the story behind why he left and how the move came about.

The 24-year-old admitted that worries over any injury scuppering a top-flight transfer had been a key contributing factor when making his decision to leave City and make the move down south.

"I think as a player you only get one opportunity of a big move," he told David Burns and Peter Swan on Friday night's Sports Talk show.

"You are only so far away from an injury and I think when I was at Hull we were six points off the play-offs and there was probably ambition from even myself and obviously all the fans and the club to push for those play-offs.

"But I think as a player when that Premier League move comes at you I don't think you can ever turn it down when everything is right.

"Because like I said the only thing for me was at the time if I picked up a serious injury and was out for a year or a few months then you never know how you will come back and if you're going to hit the same form.

"That Premier League move might not come around again so I felt the time was right for me to go, I felt ready. I felt like I had done all I could at Hull City to prove myself and establish myself as a better player.

"So I just think everything fell into perfect timing to move on."

Bowen also confirmed that the offer from West Ham was the only time during his six-year stay at City that there was a concrete offer presented for him to leave the club and suggested it was not something he had pushed for when it came to his departure.

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"No, nothing like that. It was never like that," he added when asked how much input he had when leaving City.

"Even when Nigel Adkins was manager we had conversations of we'd never stay in your way of a Premier League move because now players want to play at the top level so sometimes I had to be patient.

"Sometimes things didn't work out how I wanted it to but I think the timing was right, the club that I went to was perfect for me and I have got no regrets about leaving.

"Everyone that watched me week in week out would know I was never pushing for a move and I was never a bad professional when I was at Hull.

"That was the only bid on the table, there was obviously a lot of talk when I was there, I think every transfer window it was am I leaving or am I not leaving.

"I am close to my old man and my brother and I have got agents who tell me listen if there's something on the table, we will tell you, if it doesn't come from my mouth then it's not true.

"You put your trust into people you're close with and then you just do your thing on the pitch. If there's no offer on the table then there's no point spitting your dummy out so as far as when I was playing, play week in week out, play for the team, pick up points and what will be will be so that was the mindset I had at the time."