The Chronicle have claimed that Newcastle United placed scouts at the KCOM Stadium on Wednesday as Hull City took on French side Amiens, which the latter won 2-0. The Toon had eyes on two players.
It is believed that Hull City winger Bowen is a target for Steve Bruce after the new Toon manager brought him to Hull from Hereford as a teenager. Now 22, Bowen scored 22 times for Hull last season despite playing on the left.
The Chronicle also claimed in a recent report that Bowen could leave Hull for just £10million, after he entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Championship side. Now, a move to Newcastle looks even likelier.
The latest report says Newcastle keeping tabs on Bowen as his side lost 2-0 to Amiens, but that talent spotters were also watching Amiens right-back Emil Krafth – who some may remember from the 2018 World Cup.
Krafth was crucial to Sweden’s campaign and started against England in the quarter-finals, before the Three Lions won 2-0. Bruce is looking to bring in competition for DeAndre Yedlin and Krafth could be on his agenda.
TBR’s view – Bowen and Krafth Newcastle’s new-look right flank?
Newcastle are yet to replace the loss of Ayoze Perez who joined Leicester City for £30million, though they have spent a club-record fee on Joelinton – who is expected to replace Salomon Rondon up front.
Allan Saint-Maximin is likely to be the next player through the door, but a move is yet to be completed and Bowen could join Newcastle this summer. Alongside Krafth, the Toon could have a new right-sided flank.
Krafth would be a very solid signing and would certainly be good competition for Yedlin. It is difficult to pick a winner from the two defenders, though.