Everton fans debate Dowell future

Kieran Dowell turned professional at Everton in 2014, but the midfielder has only made three first-team appearances for the Merseyside outfit.

Dowell’s debut for the Toffees came back in December 2014, but he has only appeared twice since then, and both of those appearances came during the 2015-16 season.

The 20-year-old was sent on loan to Nottingham Forest for the 2017-18 campaign, however, and he made a serious impression at the Championship outfit.

Indeed, Dowell ended the season with 10 goals and five assists in 43 appearances in all competitions – including nine Championship goals.

They are strong numbers for a midfielder at that sort of level, and as it stands, Dowell will return to Everton for pre-season training next month.

It remains to be seen whether Dowell is in the plans of new Everton boss Marco Silva.

The club’s supporters have been discussing the England Under-21 international on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are split when it comes to his immediate future.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Everton fans, who have also been discussing Sporting Lisbon forward Bas Dost, can be seen below: