Before the beginning of Leonid Slutsky’s reign as manager, hardly any Hull City fans had heard of the name Jarrod Bowen, unless they went to reserve games.
Now, he is the name on every Hull City fans’ minds as one of the best players in the whole squad. It seems like on a game to game basis he gets better and better, which has led to people saying that he could even be the best young player in the Championship—and that’s not a bad shout.
Bowen however could soon be playing under a different manager since Slutsky may face the chop if City don’t beat Bristol City. What we’ve got to hope is that the new manager to come in if Slutsky does go still sees what we’re all seeing in Bowen, and continues to give him the game-time he deserves, plus makes sure that Ehab doesn’t sell him in January. But, you know what it can be like when a new manager comes in – they like to change the system to match their preference, and this often means that certain players miss out. But surely a new manager couldn’t do that? He has been City’s player of the season so far by an absolute country mile, and is without question destined for much greater and bigger things.
You watch a game and if the performance is crap, you can always rely on Bowen to pull something out the bag. Look at the Nottingham Forest game as an example. The performance was awful, and Forest looked like they were running away with it, and then Bowen scored an absolute screamer to bring City back into the game.
Another obstacle that could face Bowen is the fact that the January transfer window is looming. With his brilliant form this season, he is likely to attract attention from the top flight. Despite signing a new contract, Premier League clubs are looking for young English talent, yet luckily for City, young English players can be sold for nearly double the price. This may entice the Allam’s to sell him, and it would be a travesty if so. If he stays at City, he could go extremely far. If I was him, I’d gain another year’s experience and then maybe consider his options. However, his career is just beginning. There really are no boundaries as to where his career could lead. Obviously every Hull City fan hopes that his career continues at the KCOM Stadium, but I’m sure they really would not be disappointed if he got the move he deserves to one of England’s big boys.
Its just funny though because in two years, he has gone from being a regular in the U23s to being the first name on the team-sheet for the first team. He will go further than this, he is too good not to. I just hope he makes sure that he does the best for his career, whether this be at City or elsewhere.