By David Woods

23rd Jan, 2020 | 1:58pm

Potential Bowen to Leeds deal takes twist after McCann comments open door to move

Hull boss Grant McCann has delivered fresh hope to Leeds fans that a deal for Jarrod Bowen could potentially be done.

Mirror journalist David Anderson has quoted McCann as saying that Bowen might have to be sold if he doesn’t accept a new deal with the club.

Bowen’s contract is up in the summer and while Hull have an option for another year, it looks like they can’t afford to let him run into the last 12 months of his current deal.

It had been reported by the Sun that Leeds were readying an offer that would include a £3m loan fee for the winger and an obligation to buy for a further £12m if they got promoted.

However, according to McCann, Hull have yet to receive an offer from anyone for Bowen.

That’s potentially very good news. If they are intent on selling him in January, then Leeds could well be in a position to put the best offer in.

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Hull value him at £20m, the price Leeds were reportedly prepared to offer for Che Adams.

We’re surprised that no Premier League clubs have been in for Bowen to be honest.

That could potentially scupper any Leeds deal, with Hull unlikely to want to strengthen a promotion rival if there are other options on the table.

Athletic journalist Phil Hay has said that Leeds like Bowen “a lot” and this would definitely be a deal that would excite the fans.

However, Leeds are on the brink of signing winger Ian Poveda from Man City and really need a striker now, not another wide man, no matter how prolific.

Poveda, Bowen and a striker? Now you’re talking.

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