Everton are preparing a £12 million bid for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen, according to The Sun.
The 21-year-old burst onto the scene for Hull in the Championship last season and scored 15 goals for them. However, it now appears that they will face a battle to hold onto him this summer.
Everton’s new manager, Marco Silva, is looking to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad. The Portuguese boss managed Bowen at Hull and is believed to be a big fan.
The Premier League side have a history of investing in young talent from the Football League having signed the likes of John Stones, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate in recent years. Bowen is the next starlet who they have their eye on.
Bowen started his career at Hereford United and broke into their first-team at the age of just 16. His rise into the Hereford fold impressed the former Hull boss, Steve Bruce, who moved to sign him in July 2014. He initially had to bide his time with the Tigers and was a regular for their Under-23s in his first couple of years in East Yorkshire.
He made his debut for Hull in August 2016 in a League Cup tie against Exeter City. Bowen then went onto play 8 more times in the 2016/17 season as they were relegated from the Premier League under Silva. Dropping into the Championship has helped Bowen though and he has become a huge player for Hull and would be missed if sold.