'He'll be the perfect signing' - Exclusive: Darren Bent in awe of reported Newcastle pursuit

Darren Bent claimed Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen would be the perfect signing for Newcastle United in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Premier League striker admitted he thought Bowen had the right mentality to fit in at the Magpies.

It was recently reported that the Magpies know landing a young English talent like the Hull winger would be a real coup and it is believed the 22-year-old would be open to joining Steve Bruce’s side.

While it has been stated that Hull could make life difficult for anyone who wants to sign Bowen in January, Bent praised the Magpies for at least targeting the right type of players.

When asked if it’s a no-brainer for Newcastle to go after Bowen in January, Bent told Football Insider: “Yeah, I think he has got the right mentality to fit in at Newcastle as well.

“He’ll understand where they are and fit in really well there.

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“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.”

Bowen has been in red-hot form for The Tigers this season with him racking up 17 goals and three assists in the 23 appearances he has made.

The 22-year-old winger has been with Hull since joining from Hereford United in 2014 and has made 122 appearances for the Championship outfit.

In other Newcastle United news, it can be REVEALED that the club are working on a deal to sign an Everton player for more than £10million in January.