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Interest in Dowell from Yorkshire

| Friday, 31 May 2019 13comments  |  Jump to last
Sheffield United's desire to sign Kieran Dowell on a permanent basis is documented but Huddersfield Town are also keen on the midfielder according to the Liverpool Echo.

Dowell spent the second half of last season on loan at Bramall Lane and the newly-promoted Blades apparently want him back for next season as they bid to stay in the Premier League.

The Terriers went in the opposite direction after finishing bottom of the pile in the top flight and appear to see Dowell as a valuable addition to their efforts to bounce straight back up at the first attempt.

Dowell is not expected to be a prominent member of Everton's first-team setup next season.

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Si Smith
1 Posted 31/05/2019 at 00:42:30
I'd look at seeing if a loan to a lower Premier League side would be best for all concerned.
Derek Thomas
2 Posted 31/05/2019 at 01:31:55
A season at the tough end of the Premier League with Sheffield Utd will good for all parties.
Fran Mitchell
3 Posted 31/05/2019 at 02:36:14
The lad will probably have a decent career ahead of him, but unlikely to be with us.

Good luck to the lad.

Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 31/05/2019 at 02:48:33
Given how little they used him, I'm kinda surprised the Blades want Dowell back... and I'm not the only one:

Derek Knox
5 Posted 31/05/2019 at 04:18:29
I appreciate all the comments already made, but he is a player I have always kept an eye on, as he has undoubted talent, but time and time again, whether it has been pre-season, or on loan, he starts off like a steam train the tapers off.

So I think it's either a case of one more loan, preferably to a Prem Side (ie Sheffield United) and see how he fares, or, cash in on him now. The only problem with that, is how much would he command?

Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 31/05/2019 at 05:28:01
Never mind, we seem to have two kids from Benfica to take his place... although, given the number of youngsters we have out on loan, I do wonder if we have any worthwhile coaches at Finch Farm.
Sam Hoare
7 Posted 31/05/2019 at 07:39:46
Dowell has performed ok in parts of his loan moves but never nailed down a starting place at either Sheffield or Notts Forest.

If we did loan him to Sheffield again then I wonder how much he’d actually play. Wherever he goes next year, if it’s on loan, then it has to be somewhere he can start 30 games over the season (ideally for a ‘footballing’ side) and hopefully prove himself a consistent asset.

After an inconsistent time at Sheffield his value will not be its highest if sold.

Justin Doone
8 Posted 31/05/2019 at 08:13:40
Very promising player and another loan would be my preference.
Andy King
9 Posted 31/05/2019 at 11:58:04
I can never make my mind up with Dowell. Each preseason has stories of a wonder goal, or him really looking the part. Each loan starts with a bang, but it all seems to go quiet after a short time.
There was a change of manager at Forest, I think, so perhaps not his fault. There doesn't seem to be an obvious reason for the same thing happening at Sheffield United though.
Clearly he is a gifted player, but he's not getting in our starting 11 ahead of Sigurdsson. Is Vlasic, (assuming his dad lets him come back), 2nd choice to Gylfi, if so where does that leave Dowell?
If we do decide on a loan I'd like to see him at a Championship club in a relatively similar position to us. By that I mean a team likely to be in the top few but not coasting to the league or battling relegation. Sheffield United are very unlikely to be playing to Dowell's strengths, so it would be difficult to judge how he'd fit back in with us. The likes of Huddersfield, Derby etc seem to fit the bill.
Tom Bowers
10 Posted 31/05/2019 at 12:17:58
Dowell, like many on Everton's books has not shown the kind of consistency and high standard required to be a starter in the premiership if that team has serious intentions of the top four.
Yes, it goes without saying that some of the current starters lack the same but are favored by Silva at the moment.

I think apart from Coleman and maybe Barklay to some degree very few loanees have come back to make an impression.

Iain Johnston
11 Posted 31/05/2019 at 13:28:25
At only 21 years old and a left footer I'd like to see us persevere with him a bit longer, both Osman & Coleman took a while to adapt.

Richarlison on the right playing a more orthodox RW role has made a big difference, Dowell may just be the the key for doing the same on the left and give us a further option. Both would also be more than happy to switch during games too. This could then give us the chance to see Bernard cover for Gylfi in the middle?

Under Koeman especially we were a bit too quick to spend money and be dismissive of our U23's whereas Silva & Brands seem to be tasked with finding more of a balance between our youth players and Transfers.

Liam Reilly
12 Posted 31/05/2019 at 14:50:23
Hasn't set the Championship alight with Sheffield U or Notts Forest, but then neither did Barkley; so probably file under 'another loan' in the PL.
Alan J Thompson
13 Posted 01/06/2019 at 10:35:08
You know, I get bit fed up of this rubbish. He either is good enough to persevere with or he isn't, have we not got a Manager or coaching staff to make a decision on how to improve him or if he should be moved on and whether it should be at some sort of fee or for the good of the individual. I really do wonder if there actually is anybody in charge.

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