According to talkSPORT, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is interested in signing Everton youngster Kieran Dowell on loan.
This news has emerged after former loanee Ovie Ejaria left Ibrox in the past few days to return to Liverpool. In his absence, Gerrard has been quick to look for his new options in the midfield.
The 21-year-old Dowell has struggled to work his way into Everton’s first team so far this season, and has only featured for the club in the League Cup. In order to get more game time and exposure at the top end of football, this would be a move that suits Everton perfectly.
However, it would be Rangers who are set to benefit from this move if it is to come off. Dowell had a wonderful spell last season at Nottingham Forest, racking up nine goals and four assists in 38 games at The City Ground. For an attacking midfielder, nine goals is a healthy return, and for a team like Rangers, that could prove to be invaluable.
The Gers do not particularly rely on their midfielders to provide goals, rather depend on their strikers. Of course, this is what is expected in football, but goals from midfield just add extra potency to a team’s attack- manager Steven Gerrard is proof of this more than anyone.
Therefore, this is a move that will suit both Everton and Rangers, as well as Dowell himself. The England under-21 international will be desperate to prove himself, and Ibrox may be the place to do so.