With just two days left of the January transfer window, the future of Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen remains uncertain.
The 23-year-old has been sensational for the Tigers this season and has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this month.
No player in the second flight of English football has contributed to more goals (16 goals scored and seven assists) than Bowen in the 2019/20 campaign.
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The Englishman has been utilised all across the forward line by Grant McCann and one of the primary factors of why the Tigers remain just, and just being the optimal word, in the play-off picture.
With the deadline just over 24 hours away and suitors seemingly lined up, it appears Bowen has a big decision to make over his future.
With that in mind, we have outlined three paths that the 23-year-old may take over the next day or so…
Move to Newcastle United.
Newcastle have been linked with a move for Bowen for months now but are understood to remain keen on bringing the forward in before the end of the window.
Steve Bruce knows the 23-year-old from his time as Hull boss and brought him to the Yorkshire club, so their relationship may have a part to play in his decision.
With summer signing Joelinton not yet firing, there is an opportunity for Bowen to go straight into the Newcastle starting XI, which will surely be appealing to the Hull man.
St. James’ Park and the North East club’s passionate fan base will surely be another draw for the 23-year-old.
Move to Crystal Palace.
Sky Sports has reported that Palace are in talks with Hull over a £16 million deal for their star forward, so it appears that the South London side are very keen on bringing him in before the transfer window closes.
Palace are also in dire need of a goalscorer, having scored the second fewest in the Premier League this season, so you’d imagine that they’d look to introduce Bowen straight away.
The Eagles are equal on points with Newcastle, seven above the relegation zone, but have been very solid defensively, so if Bowen can start scoring they may rise up rapidly.
The prospect of dealing with both Wilfried Zaha and the 23-year-old would surely be a frightening one for opposition defences and likely an exciting thing to be part of.
Selhurst Park may not have the grandeur of the home of the Toon Army but it is certainly home to a passionate fan-base and you’d imagine London may be appealing.
Stay at Hull.
Despite the Premier League interest, staying at Hull until the end of the season could certainly have its benefits for Bowen.
He has been in fantastic form for the Tigers and he is the star at the KCOM Stadium, so staying there until the summer may not be the end of the world and could benefit his development.
If he can finish the season with a flourish, he may even turn the heads of some bigger Premier League sides.