Newcastle United identify Championship alternatives to French winger

Newcastle United have identified Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen as a possible alternative to French winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 06:59 am
Jarrod Bowen

United are reportedly in talks with OCG Nice over a deal for the 22-year-old wideman, but a transfer is yet to be agreed.

And the Gazette has learned United could pursue a deal for Bowen, having identified him as a Premier League-ready alternative to the French youth international.

Bowen, also 22, scored 22 goals for the Tigers last season, including a run of eight in six over the festive period.

And while doubts have been cast over the attitude of Saint-Maximin, Bowen is a player Bruce has first-hand experience with, having coached him at Hull.

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United are looking to add to their group of wingers with Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu, Jacob Murphy and Rolando Aarons on the books.

Algerian international Said Benrahma is also a player under consideration. He fits the transfer criteria set by both Steve Nickson and Bruce.