Phillip Cocu has made his first signing of Derby County boss, with Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell arriving on a season-long mortgage deal.
The England Beneath-21 worldwide arrives after profitable promotion whereas on mortgage with Sheffield United final season, and he’ll supply recent choices for Cocu in the midst of the park.
Right here is all the things it’s essential to find out about our new recruit…
Born in Ormskirk, Dowell has been with Everton since he was seven years previous and he signed a scholarship with the membership in June 2014.
Whereas rising up on the Everton Academy, Dowell idolised Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta, who starred for the Toffees between 2005 and 2011.
Talking in 2017, he mentioned: “He was so swish on the ball and he made all the things look simple. He was nice to look at and he’s somebody who I checked out and tried to implement areas of his recreation into my very own.”
Dowell made his debut for his boyhood membership in December 2014 in opposition to FC Krasnodar within the UEFA Europa League, earlier than signing his first skilled deal quickly after.
His Premier League bow adopted throughout the 2015/16 season, and the season after he was a member of the Everton Beneath-23 facet that received the inaugural Premier League 2 title.
With common first crew soccer the subsequent step in his improvement, Dowell joined Derby’s East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest forward of the 2017/18 marketing campaign.
He impressed down the opposite finish of the A52, with 10 targets in all competitions for the membership together with his first profession hat-trick, in opposition to Hull Metropolis in October 2017.
Dowell began Forest’s 2-Zero defeat in opposition to Derby that very same month, earlier than approaching as an alternative in opposition to the Rams on the Metropolis Floor in March 2018.
The midfielder would have been hoping to interrupt into the Everton first crew for the 2018/19 season, however he solely managed two EFL Cup appearances earlier than heading out on one other mortgage spell, this time with promotion-chasing Sheffield United.
He was out and in of the crew, with eight begins and eight appearances from the bench and a vital aim in a 1-Zero away win in opposition to West Brom, because the season ended with Chris Wilder’s facet profitable automated promotion to the highest flight.
An England worldwide at Beneath-16, Beneath-17 and Beneath-18 stage, Dowell’s largest profession achievement so far got here in the summertime of 2017 with the Beneath-20s.
Working below former Derby winger Paul Simpson and alongside final season’s Participant of the Yr Fikayo Tomori, Dowell was a key member of the Younger Lions facet that received the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He performed in each recreation, together with the 1-Zero remaining win in opposition to Venezuela, scoring one aim in opposition to South Korea that secured England’s place within the knock-out part.
Dowell was additionally current within the England Beneath-21 squad for the UEFA European Beneath-21 Championship this summer time, the place he began the ultimate two group video games.