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Hull City: Tigers closing in on signing Everton winger Josh Bowler

Hull City: Tigers closing in on signing Everton winger Josh Bowler

Having already securing the services of Matt Ingram and Tom Eaves this summer, Hull City are now closing in on completing a deal which will see Josh Bowler join the club on a season-long loan deal from Everton.

According to Teamtalk, the Tigers have reportedly won the race to sign the Toffees winger who is now due to undergo a medical at the KCOM Stadium.

Bowler was also being tracked by fellow Championship sides Derby County, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City (via Teamtalk).

Despite moving to Everton in 2017 from Queens Park Rangers, the 20-year-old has yet to make his debut for the club’s senior side (via Transfermarkt).

Having taken over the reins from Nigel Adkins last month, Grant McCann will undoubtedly be wanting to put his own stamp on his new side between now and August.

Yet by committing to a deal for Bowler, it could be argued that the 39-year-old may be making a mistake.

Unproven at his particular level of football, the winger has only ever played one game in the Championship (via WhoScored) and was used exclusively by Everton in the Premier League 2 division last season where he scored just three goals in 29 appearances (via Transfermarkt).

Furthermore, when you take in consideration the club’s existing options in the wide areas, there is no guarantee that Bowler will be able to make any headway if he does join.

Whilst Jarrod Bowen was directly involved in 26 goals for Hull during the previous campaign, Kamil Grosicki was also in fine form in the second-tier, providing 12 assists for his team-mates and firing in nine goals of his own (via WhoScored).

Although neither of the duo are guaranteed to stay at the KCOM Stadium (via the Hull Daily Mail), if the Tigers can prevent them from leaving, Bowler may be forced to watch on from the sidelines.

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