According to a report from the Daily Telegraph, Newcastle United may have reached an impasse in their pursuit of Hull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen – with the club reportedly unwilling to meet their £20 million valuation of the player.
Bowen, who has racked up an impressive tally from midfield this season with 16 goals and six assists in the Championship, has been at the centre of Newcastle’s interest dating all the way back to last summer (The Chronicle). The Englishman also bagged 22 goals and four assists last campaign, resulting in the club becoming eager to capture his signature. However, due to Hull’s valuation, the Magpies have now been reportedly turned off – with Steve Bruce’s side only willing to fork out £12 million upfront while paying any further money through instalments.
In comparison to current Magpies winger Allan Saint-Maximin, Bowen has failed to match his impressive 4.2 dribble success rate per game but makes up for it in terms of attempted shots – averaging 3.5 compared to Saint-Maximin’s 1.5 as per WhoScored.com.
As a result, supporters are eager to land Bowen in a bid to potentially add necessary firepower, taking to Twitter and brainstorming how to navigate the fee – find all of their best comments down below.
Just pay the money this guy is good
— Paul Garfoot (@Garf0412) January 20, 2020
Just give them aarons colback and Murphy. Job done
— ajf (@foxaj) January 20, 2020
Anyone think it might be worth offering them 8 mill and Gayle? He’ll be fit in a few weeks and good for 6 or 7 goals before the end of the season.
— Charlie Hop (@areadingmachine) January 20, 2020
Why are we worried about the price. It’s not our money and Ashley has bled enough from the club.
— 6944Colin (@6944colin) January 20, 2020
Bowen is 20m
Gayle is 20m
Why not try a swap deal?
— Dre (@AAlfaro97) January 21, 2020
Can we not throw in a Sterry, Murphy or Aarons or even all 3 of these to lower the price? Makes sense to me 🤷♂️
— Chris Irving (@cirving18) January 20, 2020
How would you bring Jarrod Bowen to St. James’ Park? Join the discussion by commenting below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience