Dowell and Connolly handed new deals

Thursday, 9 August, 2018 8comments  |  Jump to last

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Kieran Dowell and Callum Connolly have both signed new three-year contracts today as Everton look to secure their promising young talent.

The pair have put pen to paper on deals that tie them to the Blues until 2021.

Connolly joined Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan this week while Dowell, who spent last year at Nottingham Forest, could get the chance to fight for a place in the Everton first-team this season if he does not secure another loan elsewhere before the end of the month.  

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Fran Mitchell
1 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:13:42
Hope Dowell stays and battles with Bernard and Siggy for a first team place. Such competition would serve him better than another season in the championship.
Derek Knox
2 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:14:25
Now that is encouraging, although being a big fan of both, I was very disappointed with Dowell this pre-season, but he has shown enough, prior to recent displays, he can be a part of the future.
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:19:28
Not sure 3 year deals are the right length, but Brands will have rubber stamped this. Both look promising and I hope Connolly comes back better and stronger and gets a good run at the first team next pre-season.

Dowell, I hope he's in and around our first team this season. If he's struggling to make the bench, we should also look into loaning him out as well.

Chris Keightley
4 Posted 09/08/2018 at 14:34:10
Dowell will improve given game time, just not certain he is going to be strong enough to hold down the number 10 position.

Has a sweet left foot and great balance but gives me the impression he hasn't got 90 minutes in him.

Simon Jones
5 Posted 09/08/2018 at 15:06:07
Boss has a few weeks with the season starting to have a look at Dowell before sending him out on loan again. One of the few advantages of the earlier closing of TDD.
Derek Knox
6 Posted 09/08/2018 at 15:12:22
I have just noticed the news that Calum Connolly is to join Wigan for a season long loan, so he won't be featuring till next year.
Ashley Roberts
7 Posted 09/08/2018 at 17:50:43
I am glad we are hanging onto our young talent. Given the new signings I am hoping some of their obvious knowledge and experience will help in their development. The rumour was that Silva was impressed with Joe Williams and so I hope he gets over his injury and maybe Dowell, Davis and Williams can push to become our future midfield trio.
Peter Gorman
8 Posted 11/08/2018 at 19:35:37
Connolly scored for Wigan but they lost 3-2 to Villa.

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