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Report – Mike Ashley To Sanction Bid For Long-Term Target


The Telegraph have an exclusive report that Newcastle are preparing a ‘firm bid’ for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.

The report claims that after Wednesday’s transfer meeting, Mike Ashley will trust Steve Bruce’s judgment on the players he is targeting this window.

Newcastle will move to test Hull City’s resolve to hold onto Bowen, who has yet to sign the three-year contract offer Hull put on the table in October.

There is a follow-up to this report in Hull Live stating that a bid close to Hull’s valuation of £20m would be strongly considered due to Bowen’s value likely dropping significantly this summer.


While Hull is likely to trigger Bowen’s 1-year extension to 2021, he’ll still only have one year remaining on his contract this summer. So if Hull are resigned to losing Bowen, this month is the time to cash in.

Hull Live does cite Steve Bruce’s contentious history with the Hull’s owner Assem Allam as possibly being an issue in an agreement being reached. However, we think that may be a bit overblown and wouldn’t be the sole reason for any deal falling apart.

This morning Keith Downie with Sky Sports also mentioned Jarrod Bowen in a tweet along with Inter Milan’s Valentino Lazaro.

Bowen has been a long-term target of Newcastle’s ever since Bruce took the helm in July of last year. While the winger has a lot of admirers, no one has put in a bid for the 23-year-old as of yet.

There were reports yesterday that Leeds were about to launch an attempt to bring Bowen in on loan for the remainder of the season. However, that doesn’t seem like such a good deal for Hull.

Hopefully, Newcastle put in a respectable first bid and not a derisory one, which they are apt to do. They’ll want to be careful not to ruffle Hull’s feathers too much with low ball offers.

We think an opening bid in the £15-18m range would be a good starting point. It’ll likely be rejected but will be a signal to Hull and Bowen that Newcastle are serious in finally getting the player to Tyneside.

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97 comments so far

  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Please Please get Bowen

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  • jane

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #2

    “Style of play
    Bowen has been compared to former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben through his footballing talent, with sports journalist Daniel Emery stating, “He is a budget Arjen Robben in the way that he plays. Championship defenders know exactly what he is going to do, but they simply cannot stop it. He gets the ball on the channel on the right and looks to cut inside onto his left foot and find the far corner. Despite it being his trademark move, defenders still struggle to prevent him from getting his shot off. Would Premier League defenders stifle him? It remains to be seen.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrod_Bowen

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  • G

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #3

    2 threads in a row where I don’t think there is any truth (Not blaming any Harrisons here btw) whatsoever. Impressive

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  • jane

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    he made his debut for Hull 2 years after joining them which seems a long time.

    “After Hereford were expelled from the Football Conference in June 2014, Bowen signed for Premier League club Hull City in July. After impressing during pre-season in 2016, he made his first-team debut for Hull on 23 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 EFL Cup victory over Exeter City.”

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  • lesh

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #5

    G

    The run of threads keeps you out of mischief.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #6

    10 pack of sports socks and a mug

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  • Zele

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Jane,

    Thanks for the analysis as I have never seen him play.

    Where would he fit into a team that includes Joelinton, Almiron, ASM and Ritchie?

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  • geordietom

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #8

    get him signed ASAP …

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye Tom – I played number 10 so it wasn’t so bad but I really felt sorry for the centre half who had to go up for the keepers clearances all the time and always went home with a throbbing head.

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  • jane

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Steve Bruce was manager of Hull up to July 2016 and never played him in 2 years and then he made his debut a month after Bruce left. did Bruce not recognise his potential?

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Bowen – the new Gareth Bale – snip at £20m

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Spurs didn’t see Bale’s potential for a while

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  • jane

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Fulham v Middlesbrough on Sky – i think it will be a good match to watch but low scoring.

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  • G

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m not against us signing the guy, just dont believe MA will put enough money down to tempt Hull. If he’s worth 20m I expect MA to offer 10m

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m hoping that Mike Ashley wants a successful Newcastle United to go with his new branding – you never know.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #16

    I only saw bowen for a few mins and he looked slow. Presume I just saw the bad bits. 🙂
    Is he really class, yes? Hope so.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Perhaps Mikem waking up in the morning with a horses head in his bed could be persuasive enough to make him want to sell to this chap with Italian connections!

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #18
  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #19

    When Bale signed for spurs I seem to remember it was as a left back, floppy chops Redknapp gave him a shot on the wing after Bale wasn’t in a winning side at Spurs for a ridiculous number of games at the start can’t remember how many in fairness but remember it striking a chord… No youth development similarities with Bowen whatsoever but I do think Bowen would be a good shout if the expectation level isn’t ridiculous in the early stages of his move like Joelintons.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Fairs Cup, I vaguely remember charnley saying money wud be better once we avoided relegation, ie they wudnt be so bloody tight fisted. Fingers crossed!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Lindisfarne

    Essex Geordie Bill

    In his press conference today Steve Bruce mentioned “plates spinning” and that the club have been linked with 58 players. It was very reminicent of your posts and I am wondering if there is anything in it……are you a cabage head?!!!

    Aah, buggar it aavh been rumbled. 😉

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 17, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #22

    See the lads could only draw with Hull today, according to Ben Dawson we had plenty of chances but couldn’t finish them, that sounds familiar.

    Although I wonder if the result might be part of the deal to sign Bowen, bit far fetched I know, but!

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Surely we’re only after the one right sided player, with one of Bowen, Lookman and Lazaro potentially inbound, and Atsu on his way out, plus a striker.

    Unless we’re looking to replace Yedlin also, which would makes sense given we have Manquillo and Krafth for right back. Presumably Bowen or Lazaro could fill in as right wing backs too.

    It doesn’t speak well for the continued development of Tom Allan, however, if we were to bring in two of the three.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Still not certain on Bowen. Super shot and finisher and nice jink off right but speed and trickery may not be enough for the top flight. I’m probably talking out my hole though 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Gotta get him signed up. He is the next Gareth Bale. Fast and direct. Bowen, Sissoko and Dembele would be a good window.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Ie is he quick enough and tricky enough? I did like the Dennis Wise on Lookman but I have a feeling there’s an attitude kink in there.

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Rob – I hope we are looking to replace Yedlin, in my opinion he is too small for a full/wing back, cannot defend and his final ball is crap. All he has is pace.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Kets he surely doesn’t have Bales pace and power? Happy to be wrong.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #29

    He’s fast as hell. Pisses rings around players. On par with Almiron and ASM

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Yedlin’s a quality player. If anything, we need a right and left back as cover. Would like to see us sign Raphael Guerriero.

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Munster – He can shoot and scores goals, just what we need at the moment, he has to be worth £20m at today’s prices and in January.

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #32

    On par with Almiron and ASM? what at? – if you mean pace then yes probably faster buts thats it

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #33

    To be a goalscorer it’s not speed that counts(helps) its speed of thought and the natural ability to be in the right place right time, anticipation the eye for a goal.
    Wouldn’t say Aguero was the quickest but hell he has the knack

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Well said Charlie

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh forgot Mickey ‘who ate all the pies’ Quinn

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Wonder if we’ll see any pitchside TV watching tomorrow. Should do as its Chelsea and we know what they’re like.
    Has Ashley paid the TV licence ?

    Referees have been advised to use pitchside monitors to make a final ruling on red card decisions.
    The clarification comes after a routine meeting involving match officials in Loughborough this week.
    Officials were reminded that they should go to the so-called referee review area (RRA) when the video assistant referee (VAR) suggests upgrading a yellow card to a red or downgrading a red to a yellow.

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  • fairscup

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Brian “pop” Robson

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #38

    @29

    “Pisses rings”. You’ve got to love Kets.

    Since speculation is heating up I watched that link put up by fairscup (cheers). Personally I think the argument about pace and stepping up a league is tempered by the fact the lad looks a completely instinctual goal-fiend who is confident in his own ability to take a pop at half a chance. Admittedly I haven’t watched him for 90 minutes but what I have seen on Wise-o-vision he looks the part even for a £20m Championship player. Worth a punt for a goal shy team.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    He’s very direct. That’s the good thing about him. Scores in nearly every game. 17 goals for a winger is incredible. He’d probably get 30 or 40 goals for us next season.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Can see us beating Man Utd to the signing of Bruno Fernandes. Think he’d prefer to ply his trade at the toon. We have a better squad. The result at Old trafford was a joke. We threw the game away. Should’ve been 3-0 up.

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