Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen for a bargain fee this summer, but Aston Villa have got to beat Steve Bruce and bring him to the Midlands.
The Chronicle claim Newcastle want 22-year-old Bowen, who took the Championship by storm last season as he found the back of the net 22 times from out wide. He was signed for Hull by new Toon boss Bruce.
Bowen has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Hull, and that is making the Championship side keen to sell him before the deadline on August 8. If they fail to cash in, they may see him leave on a free next summer.
It is believed that a fee of just £10million is enough to get a deal done this summer, with Newcastle monitoring developments and may even move after completing a deal for Brazilian sensation Joelinton.
But Villa could do with Bowen just as much as Newcastle, as Dean Smith’s side are still lacking in options from the flanks – despite completing a permanent deal for Anwar El Ghazi and landing Jota from rivals Birmingham.
The club also boast Andre Green but the youngster is yet to be proven at the senior level and many are of the belief that the Premier League is a step too far for him at the moment. He was on loan at Portsmouth last season.
Jonathan Kodjia can play out wide but he is preferred up front, meaning Villa need a winger or two. The club are reportedly closing in on a deal for Kasimpasa star Trezeguet, but nothing is confirmed and a deal is dragging on.
For just £10million, Villa can sign a young Englishman who has shone in the Championship. He is more than capable of breaking into Villa’s starting eleven, but the only test will be beating Newcastle to his signature.