It has been a season of transition for Everton, who are acclimatising to Marco Silva’s style of play. An underwhelming mid-table finish beckons but there are positives to work with and build on for next season.
Silva should be looking at his squad options and deciding that some areas need upgrades. Theo Walcott is now in his 30s and Everton need to find a long-term replacement to take his spot on the wing.
Jarrod Bowen of Hull City would be the perfect candidate to fill the role as Walcott’s long-term successor. Everton have been linked with the youngster, as per The Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old burst onto the scene last season when Hull were relegated to the Championship, scoring 14 goals in 42 matches for the Tigers.
His next challenge was consistency but instead of matching that tally, he has eclipsed it this season. With 21 goals in 38 league matches, Bowen is one of the top performing players in the Championship.
The ex-Hereford winger is the joint-third top scorer in the Championship, despite playing in midfield for a mid-table side.
Everton must take a gamble on Bowen, who has the potential to become a first-team regular at Everton as they look to climb the league table.