According to a recent report from The Independent, Tottenham are interested in a January move for Jarrod Bowen. The 22-year-old currently plays his football at Championship side Hull City and has done so since leaving Hereford United back in 2014, with the youngster’s mightily impressive exploits for the Tigers in recent times seemingly attracting the interest of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
And that’s because reports suggest that the North London club are eyeing up a January move for the forward, with The Independent reporting that a figure of £14 million may be enough to secure Bowen’s services, which could prove to be yet another masterstroke from manager Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy.
Ultimately, while Levy has sometimes come in for criticism from some supporters for not spending the money seemingly required to compete with the biggest sides in both England and in Europe, there is little doubting that he and indeed manager Pochettino have pulled off some excellent signings down the years.
Be it the £4.5 million spent on Eric Dier back in 2014 (as per Transfermarkt), the £4.5 million spent on Dele Alli a few months later (as per Transfermarkt), or indeed the £14.4 million spent on defender Toby Alderweireld in 2015 (as per Transfermarkt), it’s pretty clear that the duo have pulled off some masterstrokes in recent years.
And given Pochettino’s track-record with improving young players, as evidenced by the rises of messrs Dier and Alli during their respective stints at the club, the Argentine and chairman Levy could pull off yet another coup by luring Hull’s Bowen to North London.
The 22-year-old has proven to be an absolute revelation at Hull following his move from Hereford back in 2014, as although he didn’t get too many opportunities in their ill-fated Premier League campaign in 2016/17, he has since taken the Championship by storm.
And that’s because the winger netted 14 times in 42 league games for Nigel Adkins’ side last term as they staved off the threat of relegation to League One, before hitting new heights this time round with 11 goals and three assists in just 26 Championship appearances – that’s three more than the next top Hull goal-scorer Fraizer Campbell.
And at the tender age of 22, it is likely that Barron will only get better were he to move to Spurs under the guidance of Pochettino, whose recent track-record of nurturing and thus developing young players into stars is second-to-none – just look at the way Alli has gone from tearing it up in League One to tearing it up in the Premier League and on the international scene.
And for a paltry £14 million, which really isn’t a great deal in the modern day, it could prove to be an absolute steal, and perhaps represent yet another masterstroke pulled off by Levy and Pochettino.
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