CalcioMercato claims Everton are interested in raiding Wolves for a second time into a two-transport window after signing Conor Coady’s loan – by bringing in striker Daniel Bodens at Goodison Park.
Bowdens, 27, has established himself as one of Wolverhampton’s most important players. But Molineux No. 10 is about to enter the final 18 months of his contract with Wolves. The Midlands Club may be tempted to sell if a decent offer is made.
Bought for £17m from Olympiacos after a season in which he starred against Arsenal and Tottenham in Europe, Bowdens has since scored 81 appearances for Wolverhampton. Since his move in January 2020, he has scored 12 goals.
He also provided eight assists. Good record, but not so good. Largely because he played in the Wolves team that was largely pragmatic under Bruno Lage. He won praise from Alan Smith last season, calling it “awesome”.
The report claims that Everton may be looking at Wolverhampton for a second time in a few months. Cody was a great deal at Everton. This time, they can move to Podence in January. Robin Winger is also a longtime Wolves teammate.
Everton interested in Wolverhampton striker Bowdens
There is no doubt that Podence is a great player. He has the quality of the Premier League, and if he is placed in a team that is not as defensive as the Wolves, he will score and assist. But do Everton and Frank Lampard need a player like Bowdens?
The club signed Dwight McNeill in the summer, and kept Anthony Gordon. They still have Andros Townsend getting fit again, Alex Iwobi and Demarai Gray. But Iwobi has been turned into a midfielder. Gordon is 10.
So bringing another option on the wings helps, with Townsend’s injuries a concern. It makes sense to sign a player who can play as a 10, or on either side. TransferMarkt says it is represented by the same agent as James Rodriguez.
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