The Athletic’s Richard Sutcliffe has given some insight into why Crystal Palace look set to miss out on Jarrod Bowen.
Sutcliffe details in The Athletic’s Transfer Tracker (January 31st, 3:48pm) that the south Londoners’ offer for the Hull City talisman was merely a proposal to pay a fee for an initial loan for the rest of the season, with a view to a permanent deal being discussed in the summer.
Contrastingly, West Ham’s offer is for an outright permanent move this month, believed to be worth £14m and a further £8m in add-ons.
Sutcliffe adds another piece of detail to the saga when revealing that Bowen and the Hammers are still someway apart on agreeing personal terms, with the former Hereford attacker wanting wages of £60k-a-week.
Interestingly, The Athletic journalist also mentions that Bowen – who has netted 16 Championship goals this season – is actually in favour of a move to Newcastle, yet the Magpies are not involved in discussions as of yet.
It seems as if Crystal Palace won’t be signing the 23-year-old this month, and Sutcliffe’s insight into how the Eagles’ bid was actually structured goes some way to explaining why that looks to be the case.
You can see what Sutcliffe wrote below:
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