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Football League World’s Hull City fan pundit Alex Chittock has suggested that it is likely not all the money received from the potential sale of Jarrod Bowen would be reinvested into the squad.
Bowen has been in sensational form this season, scoring 12 goals and providing four assists in the Championship already.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a Premier League move this season and with January now less than a month away, it would be understandable for some Hull fans to be concerned about losing their star man in the winter transfer window.
It is understood that Bowen may be valued above £20 million already and Chittock claimed that even if the club receive that sort of fee for him, all the money is unlikely to be invested back into the squad.
He explained: ” Despite the improved relations between the Allam family and the fans, we have to understand that if Bowen is sold, it may not necessarily lead to all the money being reinvested.
“The Allams are looking to gain back the £50m owed to them by the club, with this having been the asking price for any takeover for a number of years.
“Therefore, you’d expect most money from a Bowen sale to go towards this, pushing us closer towards a long-awaited change of ownership as it would finally lower the asking price.”
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Chittock added: “Ehab Allam has, however, stated there will be money to spend in January and that’s without the sale of Bowen.
“We currently have Josh Bowler on loan from Everton who has looked impressive, however opportunities for him have often been limited due to the incredible form of Bowen and Kamil Grosicki.
“Although Bowler may not be on the same level as Bowen, he clearly has potential and an albeit steep £5m option to buy may be worth a look.
“Aside from that, we have a history of going for cheap, up-and-coming options from lower leagues–that’s what Bowen was when we signed him from Hereford–so I’d expect us to go the same way again.”