By David Woods

16th Jan, 2020 | 5:02pm

Leeds ready £3m bid for prolific forward, £12m promotion clause to be added – report

Leeds are set to make a move for Hull’s prolific goal-scorer Jarrod Bowen, according to the Sun’s Alan Nixon.

He made the claim on Thursday afternoon and said it represented a “shock bid” that would be worth up to £15m.

That would include an upfront loan fee of £3m, rising to £15m to make the transfer a permanent one if they get promoted.

Bowen is a winger but has scored an incredible 16 goals in 27 Championship games this season, making him one of the top scorers in the division.

That he’s got that many goals from wide makes him an even more attractive proposition and we would love to see him at Elland Road.

But how likely is it?

For starters, we can’t see HUll wanting to strengthen a promotion rival while they still harbour play-off ambitions themselves.

Plus, there’s the fee. £15m is a lot of money but it seems cheap for Bowen and the structure of the payment is unlikely to impress Hull either.

The report claims Hull want £20m but, surprisingly, there has been no interest in this window.

He is out of contract in the summer but Hull have an option for a further year so they’re not desperate to sell.

That’s enough pessimism though. Would we love Bowen at Leeds? Hell yes, and he’d be the perfect Premier League-level player for the future too.

Nixon is a pretty reliable source so we’ll have to hope this one has got legs.

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