Jarrod Bowen was yesterday linked with a high-profile move across the Championship to Leeds United, as the Whites look to bolster their attacking line-up.
Leeds lost Eddie Nketiah and Jack Clarke to recalls earlier this month after limited loan spells, and now Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa have their eyes firmly set on a replacement.
According to Alan Nixon in The Sun, they are keen on taking Bowen, 23, away from Hull City, initially on-loan for £3m, before making that permanent in the summer for a mammoth fee if they’re promoted.
And, to add to the speculation, Hull have signed Mallik Wilks from Championship rivals Barnsley, with the 21-year-old a player Grant McCann knows can play across the frontline, just like Bowen.
— Hull City (@HullCity) January 17, 2020
Of course, there’s a difference between Bowen and Wilks – 15 Championship goals in Bowen’s favour to be exact – but it hasn’t stopped Leeds fans debating whether the 23-year-old is now Elland Road-bound.
Here, we look at the reaction…
Hull sign Wilks from Barnsley. Plays same role as Bowen! It’s happening…he’s leaving, shame it’s not to us #lufc 😩
— Rambo-84-LUFC (@BlatherwickRhys) January 17, 2020
— N (@N65590035N) January 17, 2020
Wilks & Samuelsen to Hull…… Bowen to Leeds? Can’t be can it 😳🤣#Lufc
— LufcSS (@LufcAlaw) January 17, 2020
That would be just lovely
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) January 17, 2020
QUIZ: Can you name these 18 ex-Leeds United players?
The Orta masterplan is in full swing now baby. Wilks to Barnsley, followed by Odour and Halme. Wilks on to Hull, Bowen to Leeds.
— Tom Huffinley (@THuff1994) January 17, 2020
Planning for life without Bowen?
— Danny. (@iHartzzz) January 17, 2020
Mallik doing a favour for Leeds hopefully.
— David (@BilliardsCue) January 17, 2020
Hull has signed two wingers this window! Are they selling anyone?
— Leedsfan (@Leedsfan75) January 17, 2020