HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Jarrod Bowen (R) of Hull City cuts the ball back inside as Pontus Jansson (L) of Leeds United attempts a tackle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

According to BBC‘s senior reporter Ian Dennis, Newcastle United are among a whole host of Premier League clubs looking to acquire the services of Jarrod Bowen from Hull City. In a recent tweet, Dennis revealed that the Magpies would face stiff competition from Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton in pursuit of the EFL Championship prospect.

Bowen’s Excellent Form At The KCOM Stadium 

The 23-year-old wing wizard has made a majestic start to this season after shining in the colours of Hull City in the English second division. He has featured in 24 matches for the Tigers this term, scoring 17 goals while creating four assists across all competitions.

Bowen came through the youth ranks of the Yorkshire club before going on to break out as a first-team starter back in 2016. He is averaging 3.8 shots, 1.2 key passes and 2.0 dribbles per game in the Championship (stats via whoscored).

What makes the English playmaker such an exceptional talent is his versatility to play in multiple positions across the frontline. He primarily operates on the right-wing but can also be deployed on the left flank or down the middle as a secondary striker.

What Will The English Youngster Bring To The Table?

Bowen is a deceptively quick wide player who can run with the ball at top speed without losing possession. He has a knack for finding space in the final third, which is why he has scored so many goals this season. At 23, the English sensation is about to embark upon the peak years of playing career so the Magpies can benefit from acquiring a player of his talents.

Is Bowen The Right Choice For The Magpies?

Steve Bruce needs to inject some quality into his squad during the winter transfer period if his players are to steer clear of the potential relegation dogfight in the second half of this campaign. The fact that Miguel Almiron has finally broken his Newcastle duck by scoring against Crystal Palace last weekend has highlighted their need for a proven attacking reinforcement in January.

Bruce’s current offensive options at St. James’ Park are not consistent enough in terms of their goal-scoring and playmaking. Therefore, Bowen could turn out to be a terrific signing for the Tyneside giants if they can find a way to win the race to land him next month.

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