A report from the Newcastle Chronicle has said that Premier League side Newcastle United held “genuine” interest in Hull City star Jarrod Bowen this summer and hinted that they could look to swoop again this winter.

Jarrod Bowen’s deal at Hull City is set to expire at the end of the current season and after his goalscoring exploits from the wing over the course of last season, it was unsurprising to see him linked with a move to the Premier League over the course of the summer.

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Newcastle United were among the sides linked with a move for Bowen, although reports claiming the Magpies were keen were shot down by manager Steve Bruce. However, a report from the Newcastle Chronicle has said that the club’s interest in the winger was genuine and they wouldn’t be surprised if they launched a move this January with the club hoping to bring in more young talents.

The report says:

“They [Newcastle] like Bowen and Steve Nickson’s scouting team have watched him a few times.

“Their interest in Bowen in the summer was genuine – although I do recall Steve Bruce playing down any imminent bid in the rain at Preston. They simply wouldn’t meet Hull’s asking price – but in January, with six months left on his deal, will the Tigers cut that £20million tag? That’s on them but Newcastle’s plan is to start bringing in younger, up-and-coming talent and he ticks every box.”

Given the crucial role he plays in Hull’s side, the Tigers will be hoping that they can keep him at the club. However, if Premier League sides circle once again in January, they will face a fight to keep a hold of him.

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