The Daily Mail has reported that Leeds are interested in Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen. The report suggests that the Tigers want £6.5 million for the youngster, but the Whites hope to secure a deal for a lower figure.
And based on the 22-year-old’s start to life in the Hull first-team, getting him for less than £6.5 million – if they do end up making a move – would be an inspired piece of business from Leeds.
Bowen has scored eight goals in 24 Championship appearances this term. He has also provided three assists. Last season, the former Hereford man scored 14 times in the league.
Kemar Roofe meanwhile, has scored 24 league goals since the start of last term. That is just two more than Bowen has scored in the same period.
The starlet offers plenty of versatility. The Mail suggests that he would be seen as a replacement for Samuel Saiz. But he could also add depth to the wings or up front if required.
Judging by the reports, it would take a decent fee by Leeds’ standards if Marcelo Bielsa wants to get a deal done. But his form suggests that he would be worth the outlay.
He is a player that should develop significantly in the future. And if he could maintain his current form over the rest of the campaign, he could be an inspired signing for promotion-chasing Leeds.