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Hull Reporter Claims Contract Offer To NUFC Target May Not Be Very Tempting

Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen recently had a new three-year contract offer from Hull. His current deal is due to expire this summer, but Hull have an option to extend it to 2021.

Last Friday, Bowen claimed that he has yet to see the offer and is only concentrating on his football. He also added that he will meet with his agents over the next few weeks to discuss the situation. He did not say that a decision would be imminent, however.

The 22-year-old winger has been considered one of Newcastle’s top targets since this summer. He has continued his outstanding form since becoming a regular for Hull City over two years ago.

This season Bowen already has scored 10 times in his 17 appearances and is on a better pace than last season when he bagged 22 goals.

In a recent Q&A, Hull Daily Mail writer Philip Buckingham was asked a couple of questions about Bowen and his future with the club.

The first question had to deal with the pending contracts on offer for both Bowen and left-winger Kamil Grosicki. This was Buckingham’s answer:

“City have a problem, something I’ve mentioned in the past. They’re trying to bring the wage bill down in line with their reduced income and that means it’s very difficult to tie Grosicki down on a long-term deal or offer Bowen enough that would entice him into signing an extended contract.”

Hull City have been in the Championship for the past three seasons and don’t have many players from their Premier League days. Kamil Grosicki is one that was. However, Bowen broke into the team in their first season back in the Championship.

Hull are hoping for a playoff push this season but are currently in 12th place. They are just 6 points behind Bristol City in 6th, though.

Another question asked of the Hull writer was whether Hull City would be a selling club in January. This was his response:

“My gut feeling is that this squad will be kept together simply because that’s what has happened in the previous two January windows. I wouldn’t rule out clubs testing City’s resolve but if they’re serious about challenging for the top six then they have to keep this group together.

“Bowen still feels like an exception to that rule. If a Premier League team is willing to spend north of £15m and Bowen hasn’t put pen to paper on a new deal by that point, can City really turn that sort of money down?”

We think Bowen is going to wait it out because he holds all the cards on his future. Signing a contract before January doesn’t make much sense for the player. It could price him out of a move, and also Hull City have a lot of work to do before they could be considered promotion candidates.

A £15-18m deal for Bowen, who turns 23 next month, would be a good move for Newcastle. It’s within the reported winter budget and fills a need in the final third. He’s also a player who can play across a front three so he offers Bruce plenty of options.

41 comments so far

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 15, 2019 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Bowen will leave in January. I don’t think it’ll be to sign for us though, which would be a shame. I can see him doing a job in get Premier League for the right team.

  • NY Mag

    Nov 15, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #2


    Where do you think he’ll go then?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #3

    we would be the right team for him. almiron and maximins running will create space for him and he could get up close to joelinton for knockdowns. hed be exactly what we need.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I think he’s likely to end up in a club with ambition.

    Like Everton, Bournemouth or Wolves.

  • it only takes ben arfa chance

    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Personally I think we have a decent chance of getting him. Wonder if Ritchie could be used as a makeweight in the deal too? Think he would bring a good balance to our attack

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #6

    i suspect most teams going down will want to take a risk on a goalscorer. especially one who doesnt need dozens of chances to get a goal.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:55 AM

    Comment #7

    im amazed he hasnt been picked up earlier. hes been banging them in for 2.5 years. makes you question him when what seems like an obvious choice has been left on the shelf so long.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 15, 2019 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #8

    NY Mag – sorry for the delay in replying. I agree with ilovetoon at #4 with those clubs. He won’t start at somewhere like Chelsea or Man City, but the clubs who float around between 8th and 12th in the league might take a chance on him. He’s a quality finisher and I’d have him up front down the middle ahead of Joelinton at the minute.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 15, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Great pic of Miggy with the bulgarian lads. Lovely to see foreigners with the toon shirt on. Loads of support when nufc played st pats aswell. The young fella will love that pic 🙂

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #10

    He will end up at the liberty stadium.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Sell Gayle and get Bowen trading in an older model with injury problems for someone who seems to be fit all the time and is currently at the top of his game!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12

    The incompetence drives you mad. We could have sold Gayle for 15M instead of keeping him for misguided greed. They’re going to have to try and sell him in January now or leave him open to striking a deal with any number of championship clubs who can offset his wages with the fee they’ll save.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Are we giving up on our current front 3 finding form and the back of the Net?

    Ashley doesn’t do 2 top players per position so who we selling Asm Almiron or Joe?

    Unless he’s a loan, forget about signing anyone, its business as usual

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Going back to last night’s discussion on the mod scene in Newcastle . I don’t remember Arthur Wong but I remember Billy Wight who was big on the scene in them days.
    According to Jib , Arthur Wong had a sister which means there were two Wongs.

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    I’m not following your argument
    How does retaining a player worth
    £15M (so you say) on £40k p week
    make the club greedy ?

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    Ashley doesn’t do 2 top players per position

    Outside the top six which club does ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #17

    It was greed Jib because they couldn’t be trusted to shell out for a replacement. From what we read it was Rafa that wanted to sell him but then had to put a stop to it because he’d have been left a striker down. It was shortsighted greed that wouldn’t allow a swap with Rondon.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #18


    Wolves, Everton, Leicester and West Ham have quite a fair bit of squad depth……

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19

    We did a swap with Rondon
    for a season.
    You are naïve if you think Rafa
    didn’t tap him up for Dalian Yifang

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #20

    The club easily could have afforded to have Rondon leading the line with Joelinton on the bench or playing beside him the 2 of them together could have been deadly!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #21

    I wonder how many of our players coming to the end of their deals will play Ashley at his own game and just run their contracts down. Shelvey will certainly not be offered 70K a week again, however if he joined West Ham for free they’d be happy to offer him 70/90K on a three year deal knowing they’d saved a 8/12M fee. Somebody has a lot of work to do at the club over the next year and a half.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Remember when we were a top six club?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #23

    If we’d signed him permanently he wouldn’t have had the chance to go to China. Greed!

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Shelvey is contracted to us until he’s 29
    Him running his contract down would suit us.

  • geordiesteve520

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #25

    I think potentially Bowen could turn out to be like Maddison and I think whomever signs him will have a cracking player on their hands, either to then sell to a bigger club for a big profit or to help them kick on – sincerely hope it is us.

  • Australian Pie

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #26

    We actually have a decent back up in most positions currently.

    Bringing in Bowen would for sure provide us with our missing piece up top to allow a bit more rotation and different options. If we don’t sell, I don’t think panic stations are needed to buy

  • Australian Pie

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #28

    Nice goal from Miggy last night, I am going to leap out of my seat when I see him finally bag one for us.

    Seems like such a good natured hard working player I hope he becomes a big success for us

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party,
    Not only would it have completely taken the pressure off him it would have allowed him to play in his natural role and learn from Rondon as he went on, it would have also allowed us to shift Gayle for a reasonable fee. As it stands we’re throwing money for nothing at both Carroll and Gayle while the Slater’s value diminishes monthly.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #30

    We could have had him tied down the summer before.

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Simon Jordan talks more about Newcastle than he does Crystal Palace… poor guy has a chip on his shoulder…. a bit like a few on here 🙂

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Gayle clearly isn’t worth 15 million, thats simply a price Toon have asked which nobody is willing to pay.
    There have been no offers for Gayle anywhere near that amount…. the greed is the price we’ve put on him – he can’t even get a place in a non scoring strike force with us…says all you need to know

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #33

    No we couldn’t
    WBA would only let him come to us
    on a loan/swap deal.
    In Aug 2018 they activated the option of a 12-month contract extension

  • hibbit

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #34

    jib did you run with Arthur and the wild bunch ?????

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #35

    Was well reported that Rondon wanted to sign and Newcastle refused to trigger the 16.5 million release clause – seems some on here are trying to rewrite history

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #36

    And Rondon is on 8 million a year , around 155k a week – doubled his wage …nice work if you can get it

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #37

    There’s been no rewriting of history here ever since 2010 when the Berlin wall was rebuilt using Farley’s Rusks.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #38

    If you type in Gsyle to Fulham, any number of articles appear. Rafa wanted him gone but then couldn’t trust them to replace him.
    Jibbers we had the option to activate his release clause.

  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #39


    The Gogo had its characters and it goes without saying, its pretentious pillocks and wannabees. Judging by his current behaviour, Jiblets could’ve sat nicely with the latter though I can’t see him even getting to Newcastle let alone past he door!

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #40

    JaF – but they bought Mitro instead… pretty much well documented that managers can’t trust Ashley including being proven in court…even puppet pards has gone on record to say he wishes he’d had more input on transfers


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