Everton have allowed youngster Kieran Dowell to join Championship outfit Derby County on loan ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, as confirmed on the club’s official website.
It is the third occasion that the attacking midfielder has ventured out temporarily following spells at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United.
He helped the Blades to automatic promotion last season but Chris Wilder opted not to take him back to Bramall Lane.
Dowell becomes the first new signing for new Rams boss Phillip Cocu and has joined up with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of Florida.
Some Everton supporters had hoped to see the 21-year-old given a chance in Marco Silva’s squad this season.
Clearly, the Portuguese boss doesn’t deem him ready for first-team action at Goodison Park just yet and that is Derby’s gain.
The Rams will be hoping to go one better than last season when football resumes, after losing to Aston Villa in the Play-Off Final back in May.
Some Toffees supporters have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at Dowell being allowed to leave the club on loan once again.
Here is a selection of tweets from some Everton supporters after news of another loan move for their academy prospect:
will just be another galloway then
— – (@efcjw) July 11, 2019
Didn’t do Osman any harm. Good luck ?
— Jonathan ? (@JonathanEFC1982) July 11, 2019
Get rid of mirallas please
— Soph (@Sophs2k19) July 11, 2019
My mans Gona have a testimonial before playing a premier league game
— alex rigby (@alexrigby91) July 11, 2019
— Dayne Murphy (@EFCDayne) July 11, 2019
Not happy Kieran gone out again, for me back up to Siggi, the obvious choice esp as Vlasic gone to Moscow perm! Yr style he'll be great for ya!! Want him back tho!
— Maxy (@MaxyMj3669) July 12, 2019
Good move ?
— Mark (@MarkNico1878) July 11, 2019
Make or break season
— Cameron (@CamMurray78) July 11, 2019
Definitely a talent….get some more experience…hope to see you back in blue….kill it
— Jeff Artz (@JeffArtz2) July 12, 2019
The lad deserves to play, like to see him come back and get a proper chance, but wherever is best for his career good luck to him
— Andrew Wild-Woods (@Woodison1878) July 11, 2019
Should just sell him, he obviously isn't gunna break into our starting 11. Be good for him as a player to settle at one club. Good luck fella
— Jason Bunyan (@jasonbun2002) July 12, 2019