Hull City forward, Jarrod Bowen, has been excellent for the Tigers over the last year and just like in the summer, he is now attracting interest from Newcastle and Southampton, according to the Express.
The prolific Englishman has been a star in the Championship recently and has clearly attracted a number of teams in the top division.
The 22-year-old is loved around Hull and he has shown his quality over the last few years. He’s netted over 30 goals in the last two seasons combined, getting into double figures in both, which shows his consistency to perform at Championship level.
In our latest FLW Six Pointer, we look at the interest that Bowen has attracted and what could be the next steps for him.
Should Hull consider cashing in on Bowen?
“It’s an interesting debate, there’s actually quite a few good reasons why the club could consider the sale of Bowen.
“Obviously, he has been brilliant during his time at the club, but as he’s just 22 and from England, if Hull wanted, then they could probably get a massive price for him.
“It has the potential of being a price well over £20 million, which for a Championship club would surely be tempting regarding current finances.”
What would supporters think?
“I think there’s a sense of realism from the Hull supporters at the moment. Many think that he’ll leave at some point in the future, but if they’re able to get a good price for him then it won’t hurt as much as it could.
“I’m sure they’d be a sense of disappointment around the club just like there would at any team if they were to sell their best player, but he has the potential for big things and could even help Hull in the future if they’re to add in a sell-on clause.”
What’s best for the player himself?
“This is the key question.
“Whatever decision that is decided on, must be what’s best for the forward himself. I think that a move to the Premier League is what he needs after showing sufficient consistency and evidence that he is one of the best players in the Championship over the last two campaigns.
“It’s key that he must keep playing on a regular basis, that would be the only worry for him moving to a top division side. If a Premier League side could offer him that, then it would be a good move for all parties.”
Would he fit in at either of the teams linked?
“Southampton and Newcastle are the two sides most recently linked, and I think that both could be good moves for the attacker.
“He would probably be a regular within both sides, for suitability, I think Southampton would be perfect for Bowen.
“Newcastle tend to sit deep, even in home matches, which isn’t something he’ll enjoy doing. Saints, on the other hand, like to attack from the off even when facing sides such as Liverpool and Tottenham.”
Will this speculation affect the player?
“He seems to have kept his head down throughout the summer’s transfer speculation and I think he’ll do the same again.
“Bowen comes across very professional and I can’t see it affecting his form or mindset as he just enjoys playing football.
“I’m sure Grant McCann will make sure that Bowen is right mentally ahead of a big campaign for the Tigers.”
Finally, can you see Bowen leaving in January?
“I think the time has come for the player to leave Hull and for the club to make some money out of him. It’ll be a good move for both parties and one that both would find hard to turn down.
“I can’t see him playing Premier League football anytime soon at Hull, so a move is the next step he needs to take in his career.”