Steve Bruce has indicated that Newcastle will not make signing Jarrod Bowen a priority in the January transfer window.
Bowen was signed by Bruce during his stint at Hull City, but did not make his debut until 2016, the same year that the Newcastle boss left Humberside due to the fact that he did not see eye-to-eye with club owner
Although Bowen has been in good form, Bruce has indicated that Newcastle's priorities lie in midfield despite the worrying goal return from the Magpies' front three. Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron have one goal and two assists between them this term, which won't be the return Bruce expected from £77m worth of players.
The Newcastle boss believes that a quality midfielder will be the key to Newcastle's success, rather than an in-form Bowen, who is scoring goal after goal in the Championship. Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson is currently scouting midfielders in South America.
Bruce said, per Shields Gazette: "
Hull manager Grant McCann does not expect to keep hold of the talent for much longer, and believes that as long as the Tigers have Bowen in their ranks, they will continue to score goals and the 22-year-old's price tag will increase.