Hull City have agreed a fee in the region of £16m with Crystal Palace for forward Jarrod Bowen.
Bowen has been the centre of plenty of transfer speculation so far this month, and as deadline-day draws closer, it appears that his exit from the KCOM Stadium will be agreed.
According to Craig Hope at the Mail, Palace have agreed a deal for Bowen to make the move south for £16m plus add-ons, despite reported interest from Newcastle United and the forward’s former boss, Steve Bruce.
Understand Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £16m plus add ons for Hull forward Jarrod Bowen. More to follow @MailSport
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) January 30, 2020
Over the course of the last 18 months, Bowen has been in electric form for the Tigers, scoring 22 goals and registering four assists last season under Nigel Adkins.
And, so far this term, he’s been prolific for Grant McCann, scoring 16 goals and registering six assists, leaving the 23-year-old well on course to match or better last season’s tally.
However, despite McCann confirming earlier in the day that Hull hadn’t fielded any bids for Bowen, it now seems he’s set for a move to Crystal Palace, where he will link up with the side sat 11th in the Premier League.
This is really big news in the Championship, as Hull looked like they’d fight off interest in Bowen and retain him until the start of the summer.
However, combined with news that Kamil Grosicki is also heading to West Brom, this is really going to hurt the Tigers, who have relied on the Polish international and Bowen for creativity for a long period now.
Ultimately, £16m is probably too good to turn down for a player reluctant to agree a new deal at the club, and the saving grace for Hull is that Bowen isn’t heading across the Championship, like Grosicki.
Nevertheless, it is shaping up into a tough second-half to the season for a Tigers squad that had, so far, impressed under McCann.
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