Hull City are planning to offer star man Jarrod Bowen a new contract according to the Hull Daily Mail.
Manager Grant McCann is expecting the club to offer Bowen a new contract largely in part due to his outstanding performances for them. The Tigers are bidding to secure his long term future at the KCOM Stadium following his 40 goals in 91 Championship starts.
Bowen has entered the final 12 months of his existing deal but the option of a one-year extension in City’s favour effectively means the 22-year-old is tied down until the summer of 2021 and they will be looking to extend this further with attention from Premier League clubs a likely possibility should his form continue.
City are keen to reward Bowen’s continued development by increasing his wages on a deal signed almost two years ago, while also strengthening their position in future transfer windows should they be offered a deal they can’t refuse.
Bowen has already expressed his desire to play Premier League football so it is uncertain whether he would be willing to sign a new deal unless the Tigers can match his ambitions.
No formal contract talks have yet taken place with Bowen and his representatives but McCann knows it will not be an easy discussion.
“It’s difficult because he’s a top player, he really is,” said McCann. “I’m sure the club will sit down with Jarrod and put something to him.”
“At the end of the day he’s a Hull City player this year and next. It’s down to Jarrod to sit down with the football club and arrange a new deal for himself.”
“To be honest with you, I don’t think the club would ever stand in Jarrod’s way if a bigger club came in with the right value that the club want. We’ll see how those conversations go.”
Bowen and fellow winger Kamil Grosicki have been vital to Hull’s progress in the past couple of seasons and are by far the best players at the club having netted 26 goals between them since the start of the year.