Leicester would finally have their Mahrez replacement if they signed Bowen

Leicester are hoping to add Hull winger Jarrod Bowen to their ranks this summer, according to The Sun (16/04, page 59), with Brendan Rodgers looking to bolster his attack.

What’s the word?

Bowen has been in absolutely sensational goalscoring form for Hull this season, notching 21 goals, so it’s hardly a surprise to see him attracting Premier League interest.

Leicester aren’t the only top-flight side keeping tabs on the player however, with Spurs and Everton also thought to be sniffing around.

He could cost a fair amount though, with The Sun’s report claiming it would take £15m to prise him away from the Tigers. Transfermarkt currently values the player at £7.2m.

Rodgers appears very keen to add to his attacking options, as the club have also shown an interest in Daniel Sturridge according to The Sun.

Bowen’s contract with Hull ends in 2020, so the club could be looking to cash in on him this summer.

Mahrez replacement on the cards

Ever since Riyad Mahrez departed Leicester last summer they’ve lacked goals from wide areas but Bowen could be the man to finally replace him.

Rachid Ghezzal was thought to be the one capable of succeeding the now Manchester City star, but his time at the King Power has been full of inconsistency.

He possesses similar traits but given Bowen’s prowess in front of goal, the Englishman seems a more natural replacement.

Mahrez was famed for cutting inside and driving at the defenders and those same traits is something that the 22-year-old has terrorised Championship defences with this term. As a result, he would be the perfect successor to the Algerian.

Leicester’s main providers of goals this season have been Jamie Vardy and James Maddison but by signing Bowen the pressure on their shoulders would be released.

Bowen has the potential to be a fantastic signing and would be another fine Championship acquisition after Maddison arrived from Norwich last summer.

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