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Jarrod Bowen: What they say about the coveted Hull City midfield ace

A stellar campaign in the EFL Championship last season saw Hull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen net 22 times and included in the team of the season.

Indeed, at just 22, he has already been linked with a £7 million move to Arsenal.

The forward had failed trials at Cardiff and Aston Villa before moving to Hereford as a teenager. He was subsequently snapped up by Hull in 2014 and featured in all 46 games for Nigel Adkins' side last season.

Here's what others have had to say about the fledgling youngster:

NIGEL ADKINS (ex-Hull City manager): “We have a good culture at the club where everyone works hard and Jarrod works hard – he has got talent and ability. Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard. But he works hard and keeps improving on his game. He's backed up what he scored last season and is now close to 20 goals, which means he is a young man who's not just a one season wonder."

PETER BEADLE (ex-Hereford manager): “One of Jarrod's greatest strengths is how quickly he adapts

"When he first started training with our first team it wasn't easy but it didn't take him long to grasp it. He's got a fantastic football brain and I'm not surprised one bit with how well he's done up there."

LEONID SLUTSKY (ex-Hull City manager): “For me it's nothing young players or old players it is important only the levels of players. I know good players and bad players and Jarrod is a good player. For me the age of a player is not important. I know good players and bad players and Jarrod is a good player."

DAVID MARSHALL (Hull City captain/goalkeeper): “I am sure Jarrod will get a move but I don't think this is the right time for him. He's doing well, scoring goals and the rewards will come. It doesn't surprise me that Jarrod has top clubs watching him. Let's hope we can get to Wednesday."

TONY PENNOCK (Hull City first team coach): “Jarrod showed glimpses of what he's capable of when he took to Conference football well. I always kept in touch with Peter Beadle the youth team coach at Hereford who was my manager at Newport County. We weren't the only ones interested in Jarrod, there were a number of clubs with category One academies.

"When he came up to meet with Steve Bruce, and had a look around, we managed to persuade him to join us. He's a boy who is 100 per cent committed and he's excited by this challenge. I'm sure he'll do well here."

PAUL WARNE (Rotherham manager): “I think their front three are really good. The two wingers are the best in the league, at the moment on form.

“They are very good, and we have to obviously deal with them. If we do that at source without the ball getting to them, it would help."

Grant McCann (Hull City manager): “Jarrod is a down to earth kid who just comes with a smile on his face. He just gets on with it. Speculation does not interest him and it doesn't interest us either really. Jarrod understands what he's got to do.

"If he stays here then he'll continue to be one of the best wide players in the league. That's what we're looking from him."

FRAIZER CAMPBELL (Hull City striker):

JON BEALE (Hull City u23 head coach): “I hope Jarrod is here next year but if he isn't and moves on I hope he gets everything he deserves if that's the case.

"He arrived at the club at the same time as me from Hereford when I did at Swansea.

"I worked with him in the u18's initially and now we've got a good bond. I'm privileged to have played a small part in what has been his development."

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