Hull City are hopefully of keeping Jarrod Bowen for the long haul after the forward said he “loves” life with the Tigers.
Bowen took his goal tally to eight this season after scoring twice in the final 16 minutes to earn a 2-0 victory over Derby County on Saturday.
The Hull Daily Mail report that the 22-year-old “is attracting interest ahead of the January window” with Spurs, Newcastle and Southampton all understood to be keen on the player.
Last month the Daily Express, claimed Newcastle and Southampton had sent scouts to watch Bowen in the first few weeks of the season and were prepared to match Hull’s £20m asking price in the January window.
Last January Sky Sports reported that Burnley had joined Tottenham in scouting Bowen with Sean Dyche on the lookout for wingers, while Leeds were also rumoured to be interested.
Bowen is under contract until next summer, but the club have an option to extend that by 12 months as long as they do so before March,
“Jarrod loves it here,” said City boss Grant McCann.
“I spoke to him a couple of weeks back about the club wanting to speak with him and he said he loved it here. He wants to play in the Premier League with Hull and it’s as simple as that. He’d love to get to the Premier League with Hull one day, that’s really clear to see.
“That doesn’t mean he’ll sign a new contract tomorrow. It has to be right for everyone. We’re in no rush. He’s got this year and he’s got next year. It’s not as if he could be leaving soon. Jarrod is focused on his football.”
The extension is considered a formality as it will protect the value of Bowen, but McCann is hoping the Tigers can secure him to a long-term deal.
“They’re in discussions,” added McCann in the Hull Daily Mail. “I’ve got nothing else really to tell you. I know the agent and the club are speaking but these things can take time.”