Hull City chief reveals what Newcastle United need to do if they want to sign Jarrod Bowen in January
Hull City manager Grant McCann says it will take a substantial offer to prize Newcastle United target Jarrod Bowen away from the KCOM Stadium in January.
The Tigers forward was on Steve Bruce’s radar in the summer, a player the Magpies head coach knows all about having signed him from non-league Hereford in 2014.
Bowen’s reported £20million asking price proved a stumbling block for United in the summer, and it seems that could be the case in January.
The 22-year-old, who is the Championship’s second top scorer with 14 goals, is out of contract at the end of the campaign, something Bruce may hope to play on when the window opens in three weeks time.
McCann told the Yorkshire Post: “I think the owners have stated he is not for sale unless there is a substantial offer.
“So we will continue to work with Jarrod and he loves it here and loves playing for Hull City.
“If he didn’t, you would not see these performances week-in, week out.”
“I don’t think they (Hull owners) are really concerned. I think they would love Jarrod to sign a new deal and stay here and continue to work with Jarrod and his representatives to make that happen.
“He is still a young boy.”