West Brom have joined the likes of Newcastle United and Bournemouth in the race to sign Hull City star Jarrod Bowen, whose deal with the Championship sides expires next summer.
90min report that the Baggies are one of the many sides who are keen on signing the 23-year-old attacker, with Burnley, Sheffield United and Leeds United also interested in Bowen, who this season has been in great form with the Hull winger second in the Championship scoring charts as shown on BBC Sport.
Bowen is yet to sign a new deal with the Tigers, who currently sit three points off the playoff spots in the Championship table, and with the report stating that Hull are desperate for the forward to renew with the club, it is likely that the youngster could well leave the Yorkshire-based side for a fee in January.
Do West Brom need Bowen?
Yes, he's that extra threat we need
No, what we have is more than enough
As stats from Transfermarkt show, the attacker has been nothing short of sensational for Hull this season, with Bowen scoring 15 goals and assisting another three for the Tigers, an incredible return and a sign that the youngster could be outgrowing the Championship after the winger hit 22 goals last season and assisting four last year.
Indeed, it is easy to understand why Premier League sides are also interested in Bowen, and for West Brom, this mass interest in Bowen could be the reason as to why Slaven Bilic’s side miss out on the Championship star.
As well as potentially being out-muscled by clubs higher up in the English football pyramid, West Brom could find themselves in a position where they don’t need Bowen in January as well as in the future.
With Matheus Pereira being one of the few players in the Championship out-performing Bowen as stats from Transfermarkt show as well as a natural right-winger just like the Hull star, making a move for the in-demand attacker could be a waste of funds for the Baggies, who on paper seemingly don’t need another wide-forward amongst their ranks.