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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1 Posted 31/05/2019 at 00:42:30
2 Posted 31/05/2019 at 01:31:55
3 Posted 31/05/2019 at 02:36:14
Good luck to the lad.
4 Posted 31/05/2019 at 02:48:33
5 Posted 31/05/2019 at 04:18:29
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?
6 Posted 31/05/2019 at 05:28:01
7 Posted 31/05/2019 at 07:39:46
If we did loan him to Sheffield again then I wonder how much hed actually play. Wherever he goes next year, if its 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.
8 Posted 31/05/2019 at 08:13:40
9 Posted 31/05/2019 at 11:58:04
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.
10 Posted 31/05/2019 at 12:17:58
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.
11 Posted 31/05/2019 at 13:28:25
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.
12 Posted 31/05/2019 at 14:50:23
13 Posted 01/06/2019 at 10:35:08
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