The latest update on the status of Jarrod Bowen at Hull City could well have opened the door for Sheffield United to make their move.
The Tigers striker has been in electric form this season. That form has attracted admiring glances from the Premier League, with the Blades reportedly interested in a summer move for Bowen.
Bowen is expected to stay put in January. A huge demand in the region of £20m is putting off potential suitors.
However, according to the latest update from The Mirror’s David Anderson, Hull could well sell Bowen if he does not accept their new deHisal.
Bowen’s current deal is set to expire in June of this year. And with no sign as yet of the forward putting pen to paper on a new deal, the Tigers might well be forced into a sale.
That news is bound to prick the ears of the Blades. Along with the likes of Newcastle United, Chris Wilder’s men are believed to be big admirers of the 16-goal forward.
Furthermore, the Blades are openly looking to add to their squad. Indeed, Wilder has already added two players in January and has admitted he’ll be looking to strengthen again come the summer.
A marquee signing
It’s highly unlikely that United will move for Bowen in January. Unless, of course, there is a big drop in the price-tag, the £20m being quoted would put the Blades out of the picture.
However, there’s always the chance of trying to do a deal with the summer in mind. It might be a long shot, but United could well try and convince Hull to do a deal on the premise Bowen moves to Bramall Lane in a few months.
The Hull man would be the sort of signing Blades fans would love. His performances this season has rocketed him to the top of the pile in terms of top Championship performers.
In addition, the Blades have proved they aren’t scared to part with money if it’s right. They signed Lys Mousset for £10m in the summer, while Oli McBurnie joined for around £20m.
If Bowen is available, then, there’s little doubt Chris Wilder will be keeping a close eye on things.