Newcastle United have ended their interest in Jarrod Bowen after deciding they don’t want to fork out £20 million.
According to The Chronicle, the Magpies are shelving plans to sign the Hull City winger as they look at alternatives before the transfer window closes on August 8.
Bowen caught the eye in 2018/19 with a string of dazzling displays from right wing.
In 46 appearances, he helped himself to 22 goals and made four assists.
He is undoubtedly one of the top young talents in the Championship, and is certainly vulnerable to being poached with his contract ending next summer.
Newcastle may well come to regret not snapping Bowen up whilst they have the chance.
Newcastle might be waiting for Bowen’s price to drop given his contractual situation.
Given his talent and ability that is a dangerous game, as another club may well steal in for him.
It would seem Allan Saint-Maximin is the club’s prime target with an £18 million bid having been lodged (Chronicle), and fans will be hoping to see the Frenchman secured following the abandonment of the Bowen pursuit.
Newcastle are in desperate need of fresh impetus in the wide areas. Bowen would have provided that, so big things will be expected of Saint-Maximin if he joins.