Nottingham Forest agree season-long loan for England U20 star Kieran Dowell

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Image: Kieran Dowell part of the England squad that won the U20 World Cup

Nottingham Forest have agreed a season-long loan deal for Everton youngster Kieran Dowell, according to Sky sources.

The 19-year-old midfielder was part of the England squad that won the U20 World Cup this summer.

Dowell - a product of Everton's burgeoning academy - has made just three appearances for the Toffees seniors but is highly thought of by boss Ronald Koeman.

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Image: Kieran Dowell scored an excellent goal in a pre-season friendly against FC Twente

At the U20 World Cup, he scored the only goal in the group match against the host South Korea, which ensured a place in the second round, and impressed in the final victory over Venezuela.

He also scored a stunning goal against FC Twente in a recent friendly for Everton's first-team.

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Forest manager Mark Warburton previously signed and managed a number of academy players from Everton during his time at Brentford, including Adam Forshaw, Jake Bidwell, Conor McAleny and Chris Long.

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Forest have already signed seven new players this summer as they look to compete in the top half of the table under Warburton, including Jason Cummings, Barrie McKay, Joe Coveney, Liam Bossin, Daryl Murphy, Tendayi Darikwa and Andreas Bouchalakis.

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