Date: 16th December 2019 at 4:00pm
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Former England international Darren Bent believes that a Newcastle United swoop for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen would be ‘perfect’.

The Chronicle reported recently that the Magpies have the 22-year-old on their radar ahead of January, and Sky Sports pundit Bent feels it would be a great move.

“Yeah, I think he has got the right mentality to fit in at Newcastle as well,” he told Football Insider. “He’ll understand where they are and fit in really well there.

“Like I’ve said before I love what Newcastle are doing at the minute, I like some of the transfer targets they’re going for, I really like it, and everyone that’s been spoken about seems to fit. So long may it continue as at the minute Steve Bruce is working miracles and what you don’t want is players coming into the club and upsetting it all by not showing the right attitude or mentality. So I think he’ll be the perfect signing.”

OPINION

Bent isn’t breaking any news here. We all know that Bowen would be an ideal signing for Newcastle. The youngster has been sensational in the Championship for the past few seasons, and has continued that fine form once again this term. The statistics from this campaign demonstrate just what a talent the youngster is. As per WhoScored.com, Bowen has scored 17 times and bagged four assists in all competitions. Furthermore, he’s averaging a huge 3.8 shots per game, to go with 1.1 key passes and two successful dribbles. The fact that he is fouled 1.2 times an outing tells you that opposition defenders struggle to deal with him. With Miguel Almiron and Christian Atsu not exactly prolific goalscorers, Bowen could be the ideal signing to come into the Newcastle team and provide balance with Allan Saint-Maximin on the opposite flank. Now that would be a dynamic duo who would cause any Premier League defence problems. Bent’s up for it, the Newcastle fans would surely love it, so why wouldn’t the Magpies go all out to sign Bowen in January?