Tottenham have been keeping a very close eye on the progression of Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen this season and it seems as though the 22-year-old’s performances have had the club’s transfer team drooling.
The reputable Football Insider claim that the winger is still being tracked by the club after being linked with a move back in January and that a recruitment source has been blown away by his displays for the Tigers.
With 20 goals in 40 appearances, Bowen has been one of the standout stars in the Championship and could he be in line to replace a fan favourite in north London?
Is he special?
You only need to look at his goal record to get the answer to that particular question. Scoring at a rate of a goal every two games is impressive form for any player in the Championship, let alone someone who operates out on the wing.
Quick, direct with his play and with the ability to change the game in the blink of an eye, it is no wonder there are said to be plenty of clubs chasing his capture ahead of the summer transfer window.
It is not like Bowen is a flash in the pan at Hull either, with 14 goals in the second tier last season. He has developed his game and gotten more goals as a result. The next step looks to be the Premier League.
Where does he fit in at Tottenham?
Spurs are known to be looking at signing young English talent, both to boost their squad but also to hit the quotas set out by the likes of the Champions League for homegrown players.
A versatile winger who can operate on either wing, it would be hard to see him challenging Heung-min Son for his starting role, which means he is going to be up against the likes of Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela for a place on the bench as part of the squad.
There is no chance the Brazilian is going anywhere any time soon, leaving Lamela, a fan favourite in north London for his robust approach to being a winger, the one under serious threat.
With Bowen’s goal record and future potential, plus Lamela’s lack of regular game time, the Hull man could be the perfect replacement at Tottenham.
Bowen started his professional career at Hereford United after being rejected at trials for both Aston Villa and Cardiff City.