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Spurs reportedly end interest in Jarrod Bowen, will begin targeting English players

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Any deal, though, will likely be done in the summer.

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As Tottenham Hotspur, among others, continue to sort out moves as the January transfer window approaches its end, it seems as if one move that is not happening is one that would bring Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen to Spurs.

In a question and answer session on football.london, Alasdair Gold said that the club decided against signing the player. His answer to a question on Bowen:

From what I understand Spurs decided at a transfer meeting a fortnight ago not to pursue their interest in Jarrod Bowen. It’s a big shame because he’s really blossoming this season with ten goals in ten games from midfield. The club have had him watched in every match for the past month or so but decided against the move. It will be interesting to see whether if desperation kicks in over the next few days they revisit the idea, but for now it looks like the in-demand midfielder won’t be moving anywhere until the summer.

Bowen was one of the players more consistently linked with Tottenham during the window, and from Gold’s answer, it appears that the club had a legitimate interest in him. Though it seems like Bowen will not be joining the club, Gold mentioned that the club would be focused on signing more English players, possibly in an attempt to free up international roster spots.

That approach will likely extend to the goalkeeping position, where a spot will be freed in the summer. Michel Vorm is on his way out with his contract expires in the summer, and that the team’s next third choice goalkeeper will likely be an English one. “Jiminez must decide whether he believes academy keeper Alfie Whiteman is ready to step up or not,” Gold said when asked about the team’s goalkeeping situation. “If not then the club will have to scour the market for another English stopper.”

Additionally, Gold suggested that Spurs are very interested in Leeds United’s Jack Clarke, saying the club has “had him watched closely in recent months.” At the moment, though, it does not seem like the club has an offer prepared at the moment.