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Kieran Dowell

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Norwich Career: 2020-
Current Club: Norwich City
Date of Birth: 10/10/97 (Ormskirk) 
Nationality: English

Biography

On 30th July 2020 Norwich City surprised their fans by announcing the signing of Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be around £1million. The 22-year-old joins the club on a three-year deal

Dowell joined Everton's academy at the age of 7. He signed a scholarship with the club in June 2014. His first team debut came in December 2014 in a Europa League match against FC Krasnodar. He then signed his first professional contract. After struggling with inuuries, he made his Premier League debut on 30th April 2016 as a substitute against Bournemouth before making his full debut against Norwich the following week. He had a total of five appearances at the time of his transfer to Norwich.

In the 2016–17 season, Dowell was a member of the Everton U23 squad to win the inaugural Premier League 2 title, in which he made the total of 22 appearances and scoring 5 times

On 3rd August 2017 he joined Notts Forest on a season long loan and made his Nottingham Forest debut, coming on as a second-half substitute, in a 1–0 win over Millwall on the opening day of the season. He scored his first league goal against Brentford later that month and his first ever hat-trick against Hull in October 2017. In total he made 43 appearances, scoring 10 goals.

On 28th December 2018 he joined Sheffield United on loan making 17 appearances (2 goals) as they won promotion to the Premier League.

On July 11th 2019 he joined Derby on loan but it was cut short after 10 appearances. He then joined Wigan on 3rd January 2020 and played 13 games as they tried to avoid relegation, with Dowell scoring five goals including a hat-trick at Hull ina n 8-0 victory.

He has been capped by England at various youth levels and played in the victorious FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea in May 2017. He made his debut for England's Under-21s on 1st September 2017 against Holland. He won the Toulon Under-21 Tournament in 2018.

On signing he said "“I’m delighted. I’m glad to get it out the way early as well. I spoke with Stuart (Webber) and the boss (Daniel Farke) not so long after the season finished so it’s nice to get it sorted. There was a bit of interest (from other clubs) towards the end of the season and when Norwich came up, with the history of the club and what they’ve got going on with the boss and the players they’ve got here, I think it was a really good fit for me. It’s a massive step in my career which is why I had to make sure it’s the right decision for me. I didn’t want to rush into anything. I had a few offers but after speaking with Stuart and the boss and having a look around the training centre, I knew this was the place for me. I’m looking forward to getting fit and getting ready for pre-season. We’ve got about three weeks left so I’ll have a couple of days on holiday and then we’ll be back at it, ready to go.”

Farke said “I’m very pleased with this transfer because Kieran is full of potential. He’s a young player on his way up and has experience on the international stage. He’s young, homegrown and has proven that he can score goals and get assists, so he’s pretty versatile in all offensive positions. I think it’s a great addition to our squad. He caught my eye when he was on loan at Nottingham Forest with many goals and assists, never losing his way. We’re really pleased as there was a lot of competition for his signature. “It’s a really good transfer for us and I’m pleased that Stuart Webber was able to bring him in.”

Dowell made his competitive first team debut for Norwich in the Carabao (League) Cup first round clash at Luton on 5th September 2020 which Norwich lost 3-1. The Canaries had 15 first teamers missing due to international call-ups with a further two injured. Dowell scored Norwich's goal on the 81st minute.


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