The Leicester Mercury are reporting that Leicester City lead the race to land Hull City star Jarrod Bowen.
Citing information unveiled in the Sunday Mirror, Leicester are pushing to bring the winger to the King Power Stadium next month. They also say that both Leeds and Southampton have an interest in the winger who will turn 23 on Friday.
There is one aspect of this story that does not ring true, and that is the fee being mentioned is only £10m. All previous reporting had Bowen’s price tag at least double that amount.
Newcastle have been closely linked to Jarrod Bowen since the summer, and he seems like a perfect player to add to the ranks next month. If Leicester City have a genuine interest, then that could spell disaster for Newcastle’s long pursuit of the winger.
It would be gutting if Newcastle were pipped to Bowen by Leicester City, who are showing immense ambition to become a top club.
With our tendency to dawdle with transfers, we could well be beaten to Bowen in January. However, it will likely be closer to the £20m range than the £10m amount mentioned here.
Jarrod Bowen’s outstanding form this season was likely to attract admirers. With Leicester City perched comfortably in second in the Premier League table, that could give them the upper hand if a battle were to ensue for his signature.
He’s scored 16 goals in his 22 Championship appearances and added another in the Carabao Cup. Of late, he’s been unstoppable scoring 12 in his last 11 games.
So we expect there to be continued interest in Bowen, but we hope Newcastle’s long-held interest has them ready to make a move next month.