Steve Bruce reportedly wanted £10m Newcastle United target at Aston Villa

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce arrives during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 20, 2019 in...

Aston Villa will join their former boss's Newcastle United in the Premier League this forthcoming campaign.

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce arrives during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 20, 2019 in...

The Newcastle United manager, Steve Bruce, has been pursuing Jarrod Bowen since his Aston Villa days, according to the Daily Mirror.

The newspaper reports (on page 74 of its Saturday, 27 July edition) that the 58-year-old is ready to return to another of his former clubs, Hull City, with a £10 million offer for Bowen.

 

It was Bruce - who left Sheffield Wednesday to take on the role at his boyhood club, Newcastle, 10 days ago - that signed the Hull winger for the club's Under-23s.

But it wasn't until after Bruce's 2016 departure, when he had long since joined Aston Villa, that Bowen emerged in the Tigers' first team.

Hull City's Jarrod Bowen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Hull, England.

Since then, the 22-year-old has scored or made 45 goals - two against Aston Villa - in 99 games.

And according to the Daily Mirror, Hull would struggle to keep him should an offer close to his £12m valuation arrive from Newcastle, or any other club.

Nice's French midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group K football match between Nice and Vitesse Arnhem at the Allianz Riviera...

The newspaper claims Bruce has placed Bowen at the top of his transfer wishlist, along with the OGC Nice winger, Allan Saint-Maximin. 

Aston Villa - who will join Newcastle back in the Premier League this forthcoming campaign - have signed up Anwar El Ghazi, Jota Peleteiro and Mahmoud 'Trézéguet' Hassan in Bowen's position since their promotion in May.

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