By Mark Smith

20th Jan, 2020 | 4:35pm

Peter Swan: Leeds would 'guarantee promotion' if they seal this January signing

Leeds United have been linked with a ‘shock’ January move for Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen.

The Sun claimed that the Whites were readying a £3million loan offer which would turn into a £15million permanent fee at the end of the season should they earn promotion to the Premier League.

A total of £15million for a player that has been involved in 48 goals since the beginning of last season could prove to be a masterstroke by Victor Orta – although, with financial fair play rules in play, it seems unlikely.

Former Whites player, Peter Swan has recently claimed that Leeds would be guaranteed promotion to the Premier League if they were able to get the deal over the line.

“I’ve seen Newcastle United are interested and a switch to link back up with Steve Bruce would be a good fit for both parties, but closer to home in the Championship you can’t help but feel it would be a season-changing move,” he told Hull Live.

“If either West Brom or Leeds buy Bowen it would guarantee promotion for either side, he would make all the difference.”

Just like Patrick Bamford, Bowen is Hull’s main goal-threat, although there is a major difference in their games.

Bowen is much-more prolific. That is despite the fact that the 23-year-old has played primarily as a winger this season. The forward pairing both average almost the same amount of shots on goal per game – proving that the Hull man is much more prolific [WhoScored].

The winger also completes more dribbles and key passes, although they are both attributes favourable to wingers.

Either way, Bowen has been much more of a goal threat and singing him would not only add more goals but potentially create even more chances for Bamford.

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