News: Newcastle United want exciting young winger

With the September international break in full flow, the press have focussed in more on potential transfer speculation once again, and today The Daily Express were one of a number of outlets that relinked Newcastle United with a possible move for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.

The 22-year-old was a target for Steve Bruce’s side in the summer, but they balked at the £20m asking fee and instead opted for OGC Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

Bowen has started the season reasonably well with four goals in seven appearances, though, it is his form last year that has the Magpies interested.

The former Hereford man scored a staggering 22 goals from the wing and proved he is one of the deadliest finishers in the Championship.

The Magpies will face competition from Southampton for Bowen’s signature, but they will feel they can persuade the winger to move to Tyneside.

Bruce was the manager who initially brought Bowen to Hull City, and that could play a role in the 22-year-old’s decision.

Another positive for Newcastle is that Bowen is into the final year of his contract and Hull are unlikely to want to lose him for nothing – so they may well lower their £20m valuation.

Newcastle have £15m of their summer budget left – so they may well be prepared to spend almost all of it on Bowen.

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