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Championship Manager ‘Quite Calm’ Despite Newcastle Target Not Signing Contract Offer

The Jarrod Bowen to Newcastle talk is still very much in play at the moment. The 22-year-old forward has yet to sign the new three-year deal that Hull City has put on the table.

Bowen has recently stated that he is only concentrating on his football but would meet with his representatives over the international break to discuss the offer.

With the winter window fast approaching, the longer Bowen’s contract offer remains unsigned, the more the talk of a move to Newcastle is going to ramp up.

Hull City manager Grant McCann was asked about Jarrod Bowen’s situation in the lead up to Hull’s Sunday match at Middlesborough.

This is what McCann has to say as published in the Hull Daily Mail:

“We would love him to sign a new deal but we understand where he is at.

“He has got a year and a half left, it’s completely down to Jarrod and his representatives but I think he is focused on his football. That is the most important thing.

“I don’t think anything can swerve him away from what he does on an everyday level really and leading into a game.

“Jarrod knows that will be sorted out between his representatives and the football club, me and him can concentrate on the football.”

We just don’t believe that it is in Bowen’s best interest to sign the offer at the moment. By extending his stay at Hull another three years, it would likely price him out of a move to a Premier League club either this winter or in the summer.

If Hull City failed to gain promotion this year, Jarrod’s dream of playing in England’s top-flight would be thwarted for at least another year.

McCann was asked if Bowen not signing his contract offer would cause problems for Hull in the January transfer window. This was his response:

“I’m not sure, I think the club are quite calm, I think Jarrod is quite calm.

“I’ve said it before, he is the best in the league at what he does and he is a real asset to us.

“Hopefully, it can be sorted out one way or another but at the minute, we are all fine.”

This is a diplomatic response from the manager and not likely one that is shared by the majority of Hull City supporters who will be extremely nervous about Bowen’s future. It is a dicey situation for Hull at the moment because if they lose Bowen, then any chance of a promotion push this season is out the window.

Though, there is a report in the Daily Star that Steve Bruce is willing to wait until the summer to get his top target. If Bowen does not sign his new deal, Hull City is likely to trigger a one-year extension to keep him until the summer of 2021.

However, with just the one year left on his deal and if Hull are still a Championship side this summer, Newcastle could get Bowen for even less than the reported £15-20m it would take to get him this January.

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19 comments so far

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 24, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #1


    Nov 23, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #32
    Bills son
    I assume you are referring to me when you comment at #25 although you referenced mindshaft! Remind me who’s the idiot!

    @bills – no need to apologise … just carry on making posts up for other people and calling them idiots …oh the irony

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    You bring out the cynic in people. By highlighting that Joelinton had “an assist” you emphasise what a disaster of a signing he has been!
    Perhaps if you would show just a hint of criticism at our ruinous owner, some of us would not be so cynical.
    The club I love with a passion is on a downward spiral at a time when there is barrow loads of money in the game and Ashley is the reason, but to you he is beyond reproach.
    There’s nothing wrong with me but you need to give your head a shake!

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3


    Ironic indeed!

  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    NUFC is miles away from a downward spiral

    Drama queen

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    nufc infrastructure such as training ground and SJP are actually on a downward spiral, from one of the best grounds in the country to toilets constantly overflowing , broken seats and generally looking like it needs a massive refurbishment to getting into bins for an ice bath and a gym that makes pure gym look state of the art – it’s well known that almost every established EPL club has invested heavily in training facilities and I’ve posted before most of training facility investment being done by the bikes of Everton, Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton – Newcastle have invested zero other than a lick of paint

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #6

    As I said, you need to wake up to reality! We were a top 2, top 3, top 4, top 6 club! We are now happy to stay in the Premier League although relegated twice in the last 10 years!
    If that’s not download spiral I don’t know what is!
    Again, your support for the regime is pathetic!

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Clever move by Lee going shopping at Steves”R”Us – when the blame game gets cranked up it can all be pinned on “Steve” – cue wrangling and confusion as to just who is responsible.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    What does the switchboard phone speed dial list look like? Imagine the receptionist nervously hovering their hand over an array of buttons all marked “Steve” 😀

    Errr…. I’m just going to put you on hold for a moment…..”

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Munster I see you are irate at Jail’s overstretched us of hyperbole in loosely comparing nazi Germany to our glorious leaders benevolent regime.

    On that note I’m interested as to your take on your fellow countryman’s irrelevant and sensationalist injection of child abuse claims on the blog recently?

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #10

    James Tavernier currently on the pitch for rangers, while his brother Marcus is on the field with Middlesbrough and has scored.

    Both one time NUFC academy players, both allowed to leave.

    Hopefully Ben Dawson as academy director can help stop our talent from feeling they have to go elsewhere to get first team football.

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    “GOAL: Middlesbrough 2-1 Hull
    Jarrod Bowen (71 mins)

    Another stunner!

    Jarrod Bowen picks the ball up just inside the Middlesbrough half and drives towards the hosts’ goal.

    He takes a fierce shot from 30-yards-out. It takes a big deflection and flies into the bottom corner. Randolph had no chance.

    Game on!”

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #12

    bowen just got another 2-2

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Jane – just came here to post about Bowen’s first goal. Get that lad signed up. What a cracker!

  • investinyouthtoon

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Agree Mindshaft last post. People say the club has done sufficiently by bringing in decent coaches yet the paddling pools and wheelie bins remain. Surely to have it functioning correctly would be to have both state of the art facilities and coaching staff. Imagine giving lewis Hamilton a Robin reliant and saying now go win me the Monaco GP. Or giving Mr bean the Mercedes f1 car and hoping he’ll do win a race. Anybody with competence and common sense would see that except Ashley and charnley.

    The thing that gets under my skin are the Ashley sympathisers who constantly are having a moan at the protestors or anybody who wants more for the club and who are trying to do something to improve things beyond escaping relegation each season.

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15

    i missed his first goal i was getting a cup of coffee.

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #16

    “People say the club has done sufficiently by bringing in decent coaches”

    I don’t think anyone has said that, but it is a step in the right direction.

    To use your analogy, there’s no point in entering Lewis Hamiltons car in a F1 championship and then putting the Ant Hill mob behind the wheel.

    Hopefully investment in the facilities comes next, though I won’t hold my breath.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Lindisfarne 11:52 you’ll smell steve long before you ever see him.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #18

    I can see Bowen becoming the new Vardy if he was converted to an out and out striker. We should have dropped that forty million quid on him instead of Joelinton. We’d sure as hell have seen more goals from Bowen than we’ve seen from Big Joe so far this season.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #19

    So Munster has been parading around in his Argentian mackem shirt like an exiled nazi war criminal now has he???


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