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Leeds United Linked Winger Wants To Stay At Hull City: Where He Can Improve Bielsa’s Team?

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Ayush Chaurasia
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Jarrod Bowen has been linked heavily with Leeds United in the January transfer window. The Whites have done decently so far in terms of recruitment now that they have brought in a new striker in the form of Jean-Kevin Augustin. It remains to be seen now whether the club would be active in the last few days of the transfer window.

Hull boss on Bowen

Bowen meanwhile could be a no go for the Whites. However, a big-money offer could change things as indicated by Hull City boss Grant McCann. The Tigers manager said (Leeds Live), ”He’s said to me on numerous occasions that he wants to stay here and have that promotion push. But I’m a realist, and I know if someone comes in with money that the club can’t turn down then we’ll have to think about it.”

It seems clear that Bowen isn’t willing to push for a move away in this window and United will have to tempt Hull City with a top offer. Various reports have mentioned that Bowen could cost as much as £20m. It isn’t surprising to see Hull City valuing him so highly given his performances in the last few years.

Leeds United meanwhile had earlier tried to tempt Southampton by offering £20m for Che Adams if they get promoted to the Premier League. However, a striker was an utmost priority at that time, and it was understandable why the club offered such a deal for him. With United signing Jean-Kevin Augustin, it seems unlikely to us that the Whites would spend big to bring in a winger.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Jarrod Bowen of Hull City and Jack Clarke of Leeds United compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Hull City at Elland Road on December 29, 2018, in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Where might Bowen improve Leeds United?

However, someone like Bowen can be game-changer for Leeds United in their promotion push. The Whites are going to spend big to make Helder Costa’s signing permanent in the summer, but the Wolves man has failed to make the desired impact at Elland Road.

Bowen has carried on with his impressive form from last season which saw him earn a place in the Championship’s team of the season. This campaign, Bowen has 17 goals, and five assists to his name and his ability to come up with consistent attacking returns have stood out.

On the other hand, Leeds United have failed to convert their chances even though they dominate most of their games. Bowen would add the cutting edge and that x-factor in the attacking third which the club thoroughly misses. However, Hull City are unlikely to sell him after the manager’s recent comments. Until the Whites pull a rabbit out of a hat, we don’t see them getting Bowen now.

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