Hull City have reportedly offered Jarrod Bowen a new contract, amid rising interest from Leeds United and Newcastle.
According to Sky Sports, Hull are pushing to get the player signed to a new deal, with his current contract up in the summer. Although, the Championship side do have the option to extend his current deal by a year.
Sky Sports name Newcastle along with Championship high-flyers Leeds and West Brom as three clubs in the running to sign the player this month.
The report states that Bowen’s contract will quadruple if the club are promoted to the Premier League.
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Newcastle appear to be in the market for a new winger this month, with Steve Bruce eager to strengthen out wide – so the links to Bowen do make sense.
The recent rumours surrounding Valentino Lazaro suggest as much too, but the imminent arrival of the Austrian could possibly scupper a potential move for Bowen. Chronicle Live reported over the weekend that Lazaro’s agent was in the crowd as Newcastle caused an upset against Chelsea on Saturday night.
With reports from The Telegraph saying Steve Bruce only has around £20m to spend this month, you’d think it is unlikely that he’ll sign two players who occupy the same position.
If they are to remain in the hunt to sign Bowen, Newcastle should feel confident about their chances of beating the likes of Leeds and West Brom. Their Premier League status looks to be safe for another year after the dramatic win against Chelsea, while there’s still a lot to play for in the Championship.
With 16 goals and six assists in the Championship this season (BBC), Bowen is a player that should be looking to take the step up into the Premier League and at St James’ Park, there’s every chance he could play every week and develop into a key attacking threat.
Leeds and West Brom are out in front in the Championship as things stand, but there are still no gurantees that they’ll be in the top flight next season – making Newcastle the safer option if Premier League is what he’s after.