After being asked about the rumours surrounding Hull City’s interest in Josh Bowler, manager Grant McCann admitted that the Tigers “are still in discussions” with a number of players this summer. Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo reported on Friday that Bowler was nearing a move to Hull, but their manager was coy when asked for an update.
McCann told Hull Live: “It’s all speculation, there is always speculation. Everyday, you look in the media and there is a different player linked to us. They are not our players and I don’t want to speak about them. Yes, we are still in discussions with one or two.
“Nothing is done until it is signed, but we are quite far down the line, definitely with one. There are (a set number of targets), I don’t want to say what it is at the minute, but there are players that we want to address, positions that we want to address and we are working very hard to do that.”
Bowler joined Everton from Queens Park Rangers on July 2017 and has gone on to make 35 appearances for the u23s, scoring and creating four goals. He’s yet to feature for the first-team and could be loaned out by the Toffees to get competitive football elsewhere.
The 20-year-old can operate on either flank and as a makeshift attacking-midfielder, but the majority of his appearances at youth level have come from the right wing. Bowler has the likes of Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Bernard ahead of him in the pecking order at Everton, so he’s left with little choice but to seek a loan move away.
Hull will have stiff competition on the wing too, however, The Tigers have Kamil Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen at their disposal, so Bowler will have to work hard to get himself in contention.