Jarrod Bowen scored two more goals last night in Hull City’s 4-0 win against Preston, who were missing another Newcastle target, defender Ben Davies, through injury.
The brace took Bowen’s season tally to 14 goals in all competitions for the Championship club.
Newcastle reportedly balked at Hull’s £20m asking price this summer. The thinking is that with Bowen running down his contract and not yet signing an improved offer, that he could be prised away in January for a smaller fee.
However, there is some distressing news for Newcastle fans from ITV’s Chris Dawkes, who has tweeted the following information.
Just been to see #hcafc owner Assem Allam, who tells me they’re in discussions with 2 parties interested in buying the club, which he values at £50 million. Also says star man Jarrod Bowen, who he values at more than £20m, won’t be leaving in January. More on @itvcalendar at 6pm
— Chris Dawkes (@chrisdawkesITV) November 28, 2019
If these reports are true, it’s a double setback for Newcastle’s pursuit of the 22-year-old goal machine. Not only is he valued at more than £20m, but he is not going to be allowed to leave this winter.
Hull’s owner Assem Allam may consider that keeping Bowen until the summer and pushing for a promotion place is worth the risk of Bowen not signing his new deal. Hull are up to ninth place with their win last night and just four points behind Swansea in the final playoff place.
With Bowen racking up the goals with 9 in his last 7 matches, he may be playing himself out of a move to Newcastle.
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