Hull City have signed Marcus Maddison from Peterborough in a deal that could pave the way for Jarrod Bowen to make a deadline day move to the Premier League.
Maddison has joined the Championship side on loan until the end of the season after scoring nine goals in 21 appearances for Peterborough in League One this term.
Having secured Maddison’s services, Hull could now allow Bowen to move on, with the forward tipped to join West Ham in a deal worth in excess of £20m.
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The 23-year-old is one of the most sought-after prospects outside the Premier League having netted 52 times in the Championship since the start of 2017-18.
It was reported on Thursday that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee of £16m with Hull for Bowen. However, the Eagles appear to have been gazumped by their London rivals, with West Ham tabling an offer of £22m.
Moyes explains West Ham interest in Bowen
Speaking ahead of West Ham’s game against Brighton on Saturday, Moyes confirmed his interest in Bowen, saying: “We’re always interested in people who can score goals and make a difference and I think he’s one player who can certainly do that.
“He’s certainly done it for Hull and he’s certainly done it over several years as well so the answer is yes we are interested in him, I can’t confirm that it’s done at the moment in time, I hope it could get concluded but I’d be jumping the gun if I said it would be done.
“Off the top of my head, I’ve taken Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Tim Cahill from the Championship over the years and they don’t all do it immediately, they don’t all make the step up immediately but I think if we give him time and give him the chance to settle and understand the speed of the game and get used to the Premier League and what is expected, I think he could be a big success.
“If you score goals like you do in the Championship and the numbers you do, it will give him a great chance of scoring goals in the Premier League.”