Leeds United tried tooth and nail to sign Daniel James in the January transfer window, but the move fell through at the very end. Swansea City are in talks over extending the contract for the Wales international, and the Whites are going to find it hard to sign him once he signs a new deal with them.
Therefore, the club might have to look at other options and one player they can go after is Jarrod Bowen of Hull City. Like James, Bowen is also an upcoming young winger, but the Englishman has a better record than the Welshman as he scored a whopping 20 goals and provided four assists in 42 appearances this season
Latest reports from Leicestershire Live indicates that the Foxes are readying a £15m bid for him. It is believed that Bowen wants to move to the Premier League soon. Given Hull City’s position on the table, it is unlikely to happen this season with his boyhood club. The Whites should definitely join the race with the Foxes to sign this winger (if they move to the Premier League) as Leeds United need to add depth in the wide regions.
Bowen Or James who is better?
Leeds United were even linked with him in the January transfer window, but later they focused their attention on getting Daniel James. We feel that Bowen is pretty much on par with Daniel James, if not better than him given his goal scoring exploits.
Bowen likes to play on the right flank, but he can even play down the left. The winger scored twice against the Whites in December which halted their seven-game consecutive winning run as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. So Bielsa must have seen from close quarter what devastation the 22-year-old can cause.
Chances of Leeds United signing him?
The winger is going to enter in the final year of his contract soon, and the upcoming summer transfer window could be the time when he might look to make a move away from the club. At Leicester City, Bowen will struggle for game-time whereas, at Leeds United, he can be a regular starter.
Bielsa can probably extract the best out of this young talent and with riches of the Premier League, the West Yorkshire outfit should be able to match Leicester’s bid of £15m or better it. His pace, direct playing style and ability to score goals regularly can make him one of the fan favourites at the club.