Jarrod Bowen has been a target for Newcastle United for a while now.
But according to the Northern Echo, he won’t be wearing black and white any time soon. They claim that the Magpies have given up trying to sign the Hull forward because of his price tag and competition from Tottenham.
Newcastle reportedly don’t want to get involved in a bidding war with a financial giant like Spurs, which is understandable to a certain extent.
But on the flip side, Newcastle can offer Bowen first-team football, whereas he’ll be lucky to make the Spurs bench most weeks. And Jose Mourinho is hardly notorious for giving young players a chance, so the 22-year-old might not see Tottenham as the perfect move.
Either way, we must not give up. Bowen is perfect for Newcastle right now. He can play through the middle or from the right, and most importantly he knows how to score goals. It feels like he can’t stop scoring. Every time I check the Hull City score, it seems like he’s found the net.
He’s got 15 so far this season, one less than top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Unless Newcastle have an alternative lined up, giving up on Bowen is a bad idea. It sets the wrong precedent. We’re Newcastle United. We should be able to compete for these players. He’s not Lionel Messi, he’s a forward doing well in an average Championship team.
It comes down to ambition though. With Lee Charnley in charge, transfers have never been easy. Haggling over transfer fees is the norm nowadays, and it seems like we give up as soon as any other club becomes interested.
If the Northern Echo are to be believed, that’s exactly what’s happened with Bowen.