A former England U21 international who was incredibly highly thought of at his first club in the EPL and is needing a fresh start, sound familiar? The similarities between Todd Cantwell and Kieran Dowell don’t just end there, Dowell is currently plying his trade at Norwich and his contract is expiring this summer. So, who is he?
Name – Kieran Dowell
Age – 25
Nationality – English
Position – CAM/RM
Club – Norwich
A cultured left footed attacking midfielder, he was touted for big things at Everton. A few loan spells later though, he couldn’t break into the first team and found himself making the switch to Norwich on a free transfer. His contract at Carrow Road is up in the summer and it looks like it’s time for the former England U21 international to move on and get a fresh start.
It’s an eerily similar situation to Todd Cantwell’s and there are rumours that Michael Beale is looking to bring the second midfielder in from Norwich in two windows.
Let’s look at how he’s played this season;
- 23 Appearances (14 Starts)
- 1 Key Pass Per Game
- 76% Dribble Success (0.7 Per Game)
- 40% Total Duels Won
A midfielder whom you shouldn’t expect a lot of defensive graft from, then again a lot of fans thought Rangers wouldn’t get that from Cantwell and look how that’s turned out.
Very similar in play style to James Maddison, always looks to get the ball onto his stronger foot, loves taking shots from outside the area and is also very capable from set pieces.
He’s the type of player that can provide a bit of magic to unlock a stubborn defence, he’ll find a pass that many others players won’t see. With a lot of predicted outgoings is he someone you’d like to see come in?
A very similar profile to Todd Cantwell and available on a free in the summer, would you like to see Kieran Dowell at Ibrox?