Why Jarrod Bowen could be a fantastic signing for Burnley
Burnley have not tasted victory since the opening day of the Premier League campaign. Having stolen a point in stoppage time at Brighton, they must now rearrange home comforts, and quickly.
The Clarets continue to be majorly dependent on Ashley Barnes, who has started the new campaign very well and his partnership with Chris Wood upfront will only grow as time goes. In fact, the duo is Sean Dyche’s chief source of goals. However, that must change if Dyche’s side are to climb the table this term.
It’s clear the Clarets need more creativity and pace in the attack to enhance Barnes and Wood’s goalscoring opportunities in every game. Dyche can achieve Burnley’s goals only if he manages to add more quality to his squad when the transfer window reopens in January.
Otherwise, given the manner in which the newly-promoted teams have started the season, it’ll come all down to the wire for the Lancashire-based outfit and Dyche would want to avoid such scenario.
With that in mind, Burnley should plot a January swoop for Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen, who was linked with a move to Turf Moor in the summer. (h/t The Sun)
Jarrod Bowen, 22, has been a shining light for Hull City as their fortunes turned from bad to worse following their relegation from the Premier League in 2017, with the forward thriving as his side finished 18th and 13th over the last two seasons.
He was ever-present for the Tigers in the Championship last season, scoring 22 goals in 46 appearances. His performances earned him a spot in the Championship Team of the Season as well as Hull’s Player of the Year award.
With his contract expiring this summer and the Tigers’ prospects looking bleak, they may look to cash in on him in January or perhaps lose him for free at the end of the season should he refuse any potential contract offer. Burnley should take advantage of the situation and look to prise the 22-year-old away from KCOM stadium.
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Bowen has also enjoyed a strong start to new Championship season with four goals and one assist in seven games.
In terms of his attributes, the 22-year-old is one of those forwards who like to play on the shoulder of the last defender. He enjoys taking on defenders, finish off the chances with consistency and also link-up play with other attacking players.
Goals have been in short supply once again for Burnley this season and the speedy, creative and lively Bowen could potentially give Dyche the cutting edge in attack he is crying out for.
Thus, the Clarets should reignite their interest in Bowen during the winter transfer window.