Newcastle United remain keen on signing Jarrod Bowen but concede that it would be unlikely to happen in January, according to the Telegraph.
Jarrod Bowen has been in stunning form over the past 18 months for Hull City, as he currently stands on 12 goals and 4 assists in the Championship, having netted 22 last season.
The Tigers are currently trying to mount a push towards the play-offs as they currently sit six points behind sixth-place after their disappointing defeat against Barnsley on Saturday. They have certainly shown that they are capable of making it into the league’s top six after brushing aside two of the current crop recently in Nottingham Forest and Fulham.
Bowen has been in great form and is a large reason why the Tigers find themselves in their position rather than lower down. The forward has rightly attracted interest from the Premier League as his form shows no sign of slowing down at the moment.
Luke Edwards of the Telegraph has reported that the club are interested in signing Bowen to bolster their attacking options, amid reports that they will be likely to sell Dwight Gayle. Edwards wrote: “Newcastle have looked into signing Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen but are not convinced they would able to get him in January.”
Newcastle are clearly being realistic in their prospects of signing Bowen, as Hull do not want to lose him in January and face derailing their push for the play-offs.
It is a tough realisation to take for Newcastle who will have fancied their chances in the summer to sign him, had they tried to do so.
They seem to have landed on their feet by signing Allan Saint-Maximin who is showing great potential, but a lack of goal threat could be why they are feeling Bowen would be the right man to sign.