Newcastle United fans have rightly called on the club to sign Jarrod Bowen after their 0-0 draw with Oxford United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Steve Bruce’s side struggled to break down the League One club at St James’ Park and will now face a replay against Karl Robinson’s side to progress to the fifth round of the competition.
Their lack of creativity was shown up in a game in which they had just four shots on target despite boasting 62% possession, per BBC Sport.
Bowen, a clever, tricky winger, has been linked with a move to the Magpies, with Chronicle Live reporting that the Magpies are keen to complete a transfer before the deadline, although they’re reluctant to pay Hull’s £20m valuation.
He played on Saturday as Hull lost to Chelsea and a number of Newcastle fans believe that he could solve a lot of the issues that are currently present within their squad, with many impressed with his display vs Chelsea.
And the English forward’s stats show that they could well be spot on.
Per WhoScored, he had six shots on goal and completed two dribbles against the Blues, along with one key pass. Not only that, but he also made four interceptions in a complete display that points towards him being ready to make the step up to the top-flight.
A lot of talk about Jarrod Bowen tonight, unsurprisingly. Yes, he's good enough for the PL. Yes, he's worth the money that Hull want. It would be a real kick in the teeth if he ends up moving to a club like West Ham this month… Don't let it happen @NUFC
— NUFC (@ScoutNUFC) January 25, 2020
If that performance doesn’t convince us to stump up the asking price for Jarrod Bowen, then nothing will. He’s exactly what we need. #NUFC
— George (@GeorgeWalker865) January 25, 2020
If we actually are in the running for Bowen and we don’t get him we will regret it! Feel like he’d be a perfect fit with us too, far too good to be in the championship but probably would be wasted at a top 4 team! Such a no brainer
— Dobby Solano (@DobbySolanoNUFC) January 25, 2020
He’s just got MOM vs Chelsea. We’d be idiots not to offer a decent fee for him, genuinely think he’d make a big difference for us. Around 15 goals and 5 assists for a mid-table Championship side (I believe?), that to me indicates he’s definitely worthy of a gamble.
— Tom Smith (@CTA_Smith88) January 25, 2020
Bowen has had a great game against chelsea!! We should pull out all stops to sign him!! #nufc
— Jordon (@greggas90) January 25, 2020
Sign. Bowen. #NUFC
— Dan 🇸🇦 (@DanHarwood23) January 25, 2020
Watched Jarrod Bowen for the first time tonight. Looks decent player. Good on the ball,good dribbler and has quick feet. Resembles Bernardo Silva in some way. Will be an excellent signing if nufc pull it off. I think for 15-20m is a bargain.
— Ramin Elmas (@RaminNufc) January 25, 2020
@NUFC sign Jarrod Bowen!
— Liam Lawson (@LiamJKLawson) January 25, 2020
Newcastle have also been heavily linked with a possible move for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, while they have already brought in winger Valentino Lazaro from Inter Milan and Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke.
And managing to convince Bowen to join would be the cherry on top of a particularly tasty cake in this transfer window.
Indeed, this season, the Hull winger has scored 17 goals in all competitions, while also providing five assists. The Magpies should be doing everything they can to bring him in and add a further dimension to their attack.
He is ready to make the jump to the Premier League; moving to St James’ Park would be an interesting switch and also cap a superb window for Bruce’s men. It is an opportunity that must not be missed.