“Typical Ashley”, “Club is a joke” – Loads of NUFC fans react to Toon’s pursuit of 5 ft 8 man

Loads of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to reports by the Northern Echo, claiming the club are ready to cease our pursuit of Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen.

Competing interest from Tottenham Hotspur has convinced Toon executives that we will have little chance of landing the 22-year-old star, currently thriving in the second-tier with 16 goals in 22 games.

Hull are also adamant that they will not lower their £20million asking price despite Bowen’s current contract ending in the summer, as while they hold an option to extend his deal by a further 12-months, there is an expectation that the Tigers will look to sell their 5 ft 8 attacker this winter.

Magpies chiefs had contacted their counterparts at Hull to see if a lower fee would be possible, but received a firm objection. Head coach Steve Bruce has a strained relationship with the Humberside outfit, too, having left in acrimonious circumstances in 2016.

Bowen has featured prominently in Bruce’s January plans since his arrival at St. James’ Park, after watching as the Leominster-born winger broke through the Tigers ranks during his two-year spell in charge at the KCOM Stadium.

Are the club making a mistake not pursuing Bowen?

Yes, pay whatever it takes

Yes, pay whatever it takes

No, he doesn't have top-flight experience

No, he doesn't have top-flight experience

Bruce will likely miss out on landing one of his top targets, though, as United will not be drawn into a bidding war with Tottenham expected to lodge an approach having convinced Jose Mourinho of Bowen’s talents.

Bowen has scored 11 of his 16 Championship goals from the right-wing, while notching three as an out-and-out centre-forward and twice as the supporting striker.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Newcastle preparing to cease our interest in Bowen…

In other Newcastle United news, a Sky Sports pundit has revealed the factor that could determine a Toon star’s future amid links out of St. James’ Park.

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