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A New Contender Could Beat Newcastle To Top Target – Report

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.

15 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    West Ham u23 – 4
    Newcastle u23 – 0

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Lindisfarne @4 (previous): dismantling our backline now would be suicidal. But then Ashley owns NUFC and media noises are all indicating that changes are coming. Ashley wouldn’t think twice cashing out on players now that we are 11th. If somehow we went down because of that we may not be back again in another generation.

  • posada

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:45 PM
    Comment #7
    i’m not sure that a lot on here realise just how bad we are playing, i think picking up those 7 points is hiding the massive problems we have.
    St Hibbitt. The violin playing ticket martyr who wants us to fail.

  • posada

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Sure things are not great.
    We have a poor owner who gets nowt right.
    Bruce trying to make the most of poor recruitment.
    Tell us something we don’t know.

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Why would a hot striker with the world at his feet join Ashley’s Newcastle?

  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6


  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Alan Pardew to manage ADO Den Haag
    in the Eredivisie

  • Jib

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    I hope he has a better accent than Steve McClaren

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Leicester or Toon.. both offer same money, Leicester might even offer less …. kids still going to choose Leicester

  • toon22

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Hiya JIB

    Yer alt Posada still about ?

  • toon22

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s never Jabbas fault

  • boss hoggs atm

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #12

    We are not going to spend a penny in January (obviously) though a couple of loans may be possible, if we can offload a few Ki etc, expecting a Xmas period of injuries & woe, no more points till February & that is me being optimistic…

  • toon22

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    We are a zombie club who’s only purpose is to advertise tat shops while making Jabba money

  • lesh

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Assuming NUFC’s interest in Bowen has been genuine, he’ll be another who’ll end up elsewhere.

    Leicester City, a club that surprisingly broke the ‘big club’s cartel, won the Prem and now sitting second, are a perfect example of what can be achieved with the massive ‘state sponsored’ finances cited by Ashley as what’s needed to aim for the top.

    What have LCFC got that we haven’t got? An owner who like his father who hasn’t spent zilllions but has instilled well-being as part of the club’s culture, related to the fans, invested in the community, appointed a good manager – created a ‘family’.

    Compare that with the toxic culture cultivate by Ashley.

  • lesh

    Dec 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #15


    Correction …….perfect example of what can be achieved * without * the massive ‘state sponsored’ finances cited by Ashley as what’s needed to aim for the top.


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