Former star claims 16-goal striker would relish January move to Leeds
In-demand Hull striker Jarrod Bowen would relish the opportunity to join Leeds United in January were the opportunity to present itself, according to one of United’s former players.
Having netted 16 times already this season, Bowen has become one of the Championship’s most-sought after players, with the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle both reportedly in the hunt for his signature alongside promotion hopefuls Leeds and West Brom.
The 22-year-old’s current deal with the Tigers expires at the end of the season, though the Championship side have an option to activate a one-year extension to keep him at the club until summer 2021.
As such, Hull look like they’ll have a battle on their hands to retain Bowen’s services beyond next month and while former Leeds star Paul Robinson reckons his rpeorted £20m fee would be beyond Leeds’ means, he claims the player would be keen to make the move should the chance arise.
“Leeds are a huge club, it’s a draw for anybody, but of course it would be a big draw for a player like Bowen who’s playing in the Championship – especially with the potential to play in the Premier League,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“Bowen has been linked with Spurs as well this week, but personally I don’t think he fits into their team with the quality that they’ve got, the players they’ve got.
“However, I just can’t see it. Leeds simply just haven’t got the funds to buy a player like Bowen at the moment, unless some cash comes in.
“Hull City aren’t going to want to let him go to a Championship rival on loan and I just don’t think that there’s any way that Leeds can be looking at buying anybody of that ilk at the moment. I think they go with what they’ve got until the end of the season.
“Can Leeds get promoted with no signings? Absolutely, they’re more than strong enough to go up with what they’ve got.”
Meanwhile, Jack Clarke’s loan fate has been decided after a lacklustre return to Leeds from Tottenham following his summer transfer.