The Chronicle journalist Mark Douglas recently revealed in a Q and A session that Newcastle United have been monitoring Hull City’s prolific winger Jarrod Bowen. However, the club is yet to make any decisive moves on any of the future January transfer targets.
United target Bowen in January
Douglas was recently asked about which players the Magpies will look at in January to which he said, ” Jarrod Bowen of Hull City keeps getting mentioned to me, and he’s someone the club have been monitoring for a while. He ticks all the boxes: he’s young, talented and Newcastle can offer him first-team chances.”
The winger is in the final year of his contract at the KCOM Stadium, but Hull City have an option to trigger a year-long extension. Bowen has started his campaign well as he has five goals and two assists to his name in all competitions already. The English winger has been one of the few bright prospects for the Tigers in the last few seasons. In the 2018-19 campaign, Bowen grabbed 22 goals in 46 appearances in the Championship.
The Englishman moved to Hull City in 2014, and since then, he has moved up the ladder at the club. Predominantly a right-winger, Bowen can easily play in other positions as well in the attacking third.
Does Newcastle United need Bowen?
The Toon currently have Allan Saint-Maximin, Christian Atsu and Miguel Almiron who can play in the wide regions.
However, Almiron is more suited to play in a central role and given the opportunity; he would probably prefer to play as an attacking midfielder. Matt Ritchie is also an option to play on the flanks, but he has been utilised as a wingback for quite some time now. So there is definitely a need for Bruce to bring in another winger in the roster.
Will Bowen be a good addition?
The winger is known for his quick burst of speed and dribbling skills but what makes him stand out is his ability to score goals. Bowen is a left-footed player, and he prefers to play as an inverted winger. That means he often likes to drift inside in central areas instead of hugging the bylines.
The winger is quite similar to Harry Wilson in terms of attributes and Newcastle should consider getting him in the future as he is a genuine goal threat. However, the jury is still out on whether the 22-year-old would be able to deliver the goods in the English top flight. The signs and potential are there that he can be a Premier League star in the making.