Leeds United are being linked with a move for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen, as reported by The Sun last night.
The report suggests Marcelo Bielsa’s side want to take the prolific wide man on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer, should they gain promotion to the Premier League.
Bowen, who is 23 years old, is out of contract at the KCOM Stadium at the end of the season but his side do hold the option for a further year, essentially giving him 18 months left with the East Yorkshire outfit.
Leeds are hoping to tempt the Tigers into cashing in for their star man, though it is unlikely they would entertain a deal structured in the way the Whites are rumoured to be proposing.
It would also be strange for Grant McCann’s side to sanction a deal for Bowen to join a side also going for promotion from the Championship. Hull are currently three points off the Play-Offs.
Bowen has scored 17 goals in all competitions so far this season, building on the 22 he bagged in the last campaign.
They snapped him up as a youngster from Hereford United and he has since gone on to establish himself as their standout player, valued at £20 million nowadays.
Here is how the Hull fans have reacted on Twitter to Leeds being linked with him-
Bowen to Leeds would be soul-crushing for both him and #hcafc
— Hull City man in OH (@HullCityOhio) January 17, 2020
Letting Bowen go out on-loan and thus ending any lingering play-off hopes for the sake of £3m would be a great way to undo all the work that has been put into building bridges between the owners and the fans in recent weeks/months. #hcafc
— Alfie Potts Harmer (@ahtralfie) January 16, 2020
Jarrod Bowen on loan to Leeds? Is that some sort of joke? Even with a £3m fee, that in no way compensates for what #hcafc could still receive for getting through the playoffs, no matter how slim their chances
— Dan Kemp (@1_DanKemp) January 16, 2020
Why would City sell to play off rival!🤣
— Richard Humble (@r_humble) January 16, 2020
If we were to sell Bowen, we should be loaning him back for rest of season not loaning him out! Can't go for prpmotion without best players! 🤣 #hcafc
— 🐯🇬🇧 TigerDan 🇬🇧 🐯 (@dan1el88) January 16, 2020
Can’t afford him
— Chris Todd (@toddy109) January 16, 2020
"No, I wouldn't sell for £20m"
This was less than two months ago @LUFC fans, pipe down. You've got nothing to spend, let alone spending more than £20m on Bowen.
It is cute that you all think it's happening though…
— Tommmm (@TM93xx) January 16, 2020