Report claims Cardiff City move on from Hull City's Jarrod Bowen despite £12m January bid

Jarrod Bowen of Hull City celebrates scoring a goal at the KCOM Stadium on March 02, 2019 in Hull, England.

Cardiff City were linked with Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen in January.

Jarrod Bowen of Hull City celebrates scoring a goal at KCOM Stadium on February 26, 2019 in Hull, England.

According to a report in Wales Online, Cardiff City have no plans on making a move for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen this summer despite making a reported £12 million bid late in the January transfer window.

The talented Hull attacker told reporters for the Daily Mail how he opted against joining the Bluebirds in January, highlighting the whole situation as uncomfortable following the events of Emiliano Sala.

“Of course, it was nothing to do with how I view Cardiff as a club, and any player will tell you it's their dream to play in the Premier League,” Jarrod told the Daily Mail.

“But the whole story around Sala was just so tragic. I know it caused a lot of shock and upset in our dressing-room at Hull, and I am sure it was the same around the country.”

“To join Cardiff knowing that he was meant to play for them would have been incredibly difficult and not something that filled me with any enthusiasm.”

 

Bowen has been one of the Championship’s outstanding players over the past 18 months, scoring 36 goals since the start of last season.

Wales Online claim Cardiff will make a striker and a central midfielder their top targets this summer, but if the reports are true then Hull can breathe a sigh of relief as they will look to hold on to their prized asset.

Bowen, 22, has enormous potential and Hull have the option of extending his contract which is due to expire in 2020 by one year, leaving them in a strong position when it comes to negotiating a potential sale.

Hull City's Jarrod Bowen during the Sky Bet Championship  match between Hull City and Sheffield United at KCOM on February 23, 2018 in Hull, England.

It would be a surprise if several Premier League clubs don’t come in for the player this summer, with many seeing him as a similar talent to that of James Maddison who joined Leicester City for £20 million last year.

Cardiff’s transfer targets will no doubt depend on what division the club are in next season, with Neil Warnock’s side currently in the Premier League’s bottom three and two points from safety.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest at Cardiff City Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

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