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Southampton: Jarrod Bowen should be less of a priority after Moussa Djenepo capture

Southampton: Jarrod Bowen should be less of a priority after Moussa Djenepo capture

It would not be a surprise to see Southampton make a bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.

The 22-year-old, who is continuing to attract interest from the south coast club (via Football League World), has had an excellent season.

In the Championship, he scored an incredible 22 goals as the Tigers went on to finish 13th.

Based on that and the overall threat he carried down the right-hand side, you can see why Ralph Hasenhuttl would be interested in bringing Bowen to St. Mary’s.

And if the opportunity arrives, he absolutely should. Averaging 1.4 dribbles per game, only Nathan Redmond (2.4) completed more out of Southampton’s players from last season while no player averaged more shots (2.5) (as per WhoScored).

The Premier League is obviously another level compared to the Championship but, if Hasenhuttl is looking for a wide man who is not scared to run with the ball or test the keeper, then the signs are promising.

With all of that being said, surely Bowen is no longer a priority following the arrival of Moussa Djenepo?

Djenepo, of course, prefers to play on the left, but with Redmond likely to take up that position next season, it could leave the Mali international having to settle for the opposite flank — Bowen’s main domain at the KCOM Stadium.

A few weeks ago, Southampton would have looked silly if they turned down the opportunity to sign a player like Bowen. But with Djenepo to now call upon, plus the desperate need to sign a new striker, the Hull man does not have to be a priority in this moment of time.

Southampton fans, would you still like to see Bowen join your club? Let us know in the comment section below!

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