Why Leeds United should sign Jarrod Bowen from Hull City
According to a report in Leeds Live, Championship leaders Leeds United were interested in signing Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen. It was suggested that the Peacocks would make a multi-million bid in order to get the player and strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.
However, as per the Hull Daily Mail, the 22-year-old doesn’t feature in the wishlist of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds. The report claims that they are impressed by the performances of the player but no bid will be made in the near vicinity.
Here’s why Leeds should reignite their concrete interest in Bowen and make a bid for him next month:
Leeds need squad depth and Bowen offers that along with quality
It is true that Leeds United have played some very good football and deserve to be leaders of the Championship table. But with 20 league games still to go in a marathon season, squad depth will be needed at some point in the next four and a half months.
Bielsa’s men haven’t been lucky with injuries and the departure of Samuel Saiz would leave them short in the attacking department.
In the past few games, we have seen winger Pablo Hernandez playing as an attacking midfielder and young Jack Harrison playing in the wide areas. The worry here is that they do not have any other option to call upon apart from teenager Jack Clarke.
Hence, it would make complete sense if the Peacocks make a bid for Jarrod Bowen in the winter window. The Hull City winger has had a fantastic season so far. He has scored 8 goals and supplied 3 assists in 24 league appearances and is a constant threat to the opposition defenders.
In terms of attributes, the 22-year-old possesses the pace to torment defenders. He has the dribbling skills to beat a player one on one.
Moreover, the winger has the calmness to pick out the right pass and also make the right run in the final third to create a goal-scoring moment for the team. At such a relatively young age, he is close to being the finished article, which is fantastic.
Bowen offers quality that could see him start for Bielsa on a weekly basis. It is that kind of competition for places that will make Leeds champions and deserving newcomers of the Premier League next season.