Jarrod Bowen has been pretty much the only bright spark in a dismal season for Hull City.
The 21-year-old has been a revelation in his first full campaign in the first-team and has taken the Championship by storm with his unexpected goal-scoring pedigree. In 24 league starts, Bowen has 11 goals.
And it is this form that saw eight Premier League sides send scouts to watch the attacking midfielder in action as Hull City took on Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday, according to the Mail. They timed the trip well as Bowen scored one goal and set up the other in a Man of the Match display.
It is understood that Newcastle United are very keen and it is easy to see why. Bowen is one of the most exciting talents in English football and fits the Magpies’ model of signing young, hungry talents and attempting to develop them and sell them on for a profit.
Bowen would add some much needed creativity and goal threat in the centre of the park.
But it is links with Everton that carry the most intrigue. The Hereford Times reported in late 2015 that the Toffees were closely monitoring Bowen while he was earning rave reviews with the Tigers’ under-21 side.
Bowen was just a little known prospect back in those days but now he is a fully fledged professional with a goal rate bordering on one-in-two.
He has proven himself in the professional game and, after two-and-a-half years of waiting, now is the time for Everton to pounce.
Bowen would cost £10 million these days, far more than he would have been worth back in 2015, but he would now represent a fine investment for the future.