Leeds United are targeting a move for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen, according to a report by The Sun.
The publication are claiming that the Whites have offered the Tigers a £3m loan fee, potentially rising to £15m if the club get promoted to the Premier League. However, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are not the only team interested in the winger with Newcastle United also said to be eyeing a potential transfer though Steve Bruce is yet to commit to a bid.
The newspaper have gone on to claim that their division rivals are demanding £20m for their prized asset, whose contract runs out in the summer, however, has the option of being extended by a further year.
Scoring goals has been the main issue for the Yorkshire outfit so far this campaign. Their performances in the first half of the season have shown have shown just how badly they crave a potent marksman in forward areas.
Overall, Leeds have the fourth-highest difference between their xG and the number of goals they have scored (via LUFC Data). And it seems as though Patrick Bamford is the main culprit when it comes to missing chances with the 26-year-old having the biggest difference between the number of goals scored and xG of the top 28 goalscorers in the Championship.
If the Elland Road side were looking for a forward who has been a proven finisher then they should look no further than Bowen, who has scored 16 goals in 26 league games. In comparison to Leeds’ number nine, the Englishman comes out on top, possessing a better xG difference, third-highest in the league, whilst also holding a greater minutes per goal ratio.
The young attackers experience upfront as well as his astonishing goal output, compared to the former Middlesbrough man, makes him the perfect signing. If the club are serious about promotion to the top-flight then signing a new attacker is the only way they will achieve that goal as they’ve shown this season that goalscoring is a huge issue.
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