Despite penning a new contract at Everton, keeping Josh Bowler at Goodison Park until 2021, recent news suggests it may be time to offload the winger and capitalise on some potentially brilliant business.
Bowler recently went out on loan to Hull City in the Championship soon after signing a new deal with the Toffees, scoring his first goal for the Tigers in their 3-0 win at Fulham last weekend, but he could be considered for a permanent move following a bright yet patient start to life in England’s second tier.
The Englishman is widely regarded on Merseyside as a top upcoming talent, especially following this incredible winner away at Brighton U23s last November, but with the valuation on his contract estimated at a staggering £5m, it may be time for the Toffees to sell up.
Given his clear footballing ability, as showcased with this incredible winner away at Brighton U23s, his statistics oddly don’t back them up – with the 20-year-old scoring just three times in 16 appearances for the youth side last season – whilst also failing to notch a single assist, as per Transfermarkt.
In any case, £5m is truly an astonishing sum for a young man who is yet to be called to the senior squad for a competitive game.
However, it’s clear to see Marco Silva’s side value the Londoner as a long-term prospect – especially considering they paid £1.5m to secure his services back in 2017 from QPR.
That being said, with the recent heavy investment from Everton’s owners this summer, times have changed – and depending on Bowler’s performances for Hull over the coming season – he faces increased competition to battle his way into contention on Merseyside.
Judging by his current circumstances and the potential strength Everton could have in future transfer markets for top talent, it may well be time to cash out on Bowler’s vast potential – especially with current employers Hull looking for a way back to get back to the top flight.
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