Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims 16-goal attacker would love a move to Leeds in January
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Paul Robinson believes that a move to Leeds United would be a big draw for Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen.
Leeds have been linked with a possible move for Bowen (Sunday Mirror, 15/12, p72) in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old has been one of the standout players in the Championship this season, with an incredible 16 goals in 23 games.
However, while Robinson thinks that Leeds would be a big draw for Bowen, he can’t see them buying anyone like that in January.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Leeds are a huge club, it’s a draw for anybody, but of course it would be a big draw for a player like Bowen who’s playing in the Championship – especially with the potential to play in the Premier League.
“Bowen has been linked with Spurs as well this week, but personally I don’t think he fits into their team with the quality that they’ve got, the players they’ve got.
“However, I just can’t see it. Leeds simply just haven’t got the funds to buy a player like Bowen at the moment, unless some cash comes in.
“Hull City aren’t going to want to let him go to a Championship rival on loan and I just don’t think that there’s any way that Leeds can be looking at buying anybody of that ilk at the moment. I think they go with what they’ve got until the end of the season.
“Can Leeds get promoted with no signings? Absolutely, they’re more than strong enough to go up with what they’ve got.”
Leeds could be on the lookout for a new attacker if Eddie Nketiah is recalled from his loan early by Arsenal.
There’s still been no word from the north London club with less than a week to go before the January transfer window opens.
Bowen would be a sensational signing but, as Robinson has said, it looks unlikely at the moment.
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