Everton should keep tabs on Hull City's award-winning Jarrod Bowen

Head coach Ronald Koeman of Everton is seen during a preseason friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at Sportpark de Stockakker on July 19, 2017 in De Lutte, Netherlands.

Hull City youngster Jarrod Bowen was linked to Everton in late 2015 - and he certainly fits The Toffees' profile.

Jarrod Bowen of Hull City during the pre-season friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Hull City at City Ground on July 30, 2016 in Nottingham, England.

Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen has been awarded the EFL Young Player of the Month award for August – and deservedly so.

The 20-year-old has been a bright spark in a difficult start to the season for a transitional Hull City side, scoring four goals in the first month of the campaign to sit at the top of the Championship’s goalscoring charts. He has since scored a fifth, coming in The Tigers’ 2-1 defeat to Fulham on Wednesday.

That’s quite a return for a player whose most recent senior goal before this season came for non-league Hereford United back in 2013/14.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur and Jarrod Bowen of Hull City battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21,...

It is these glimpses of star quality that explain why Premier League giants Everton were reportedly tracking a teenage Bowen late in 2015, as reported by The Hereford Times.

And The Toffees could do worse than to keep tabs on a player whose reputation is on the rise – especially with director of football Steve Walsh scouring the country for highly-rated youngsters to ensure a bright future at Goodison Park.

Another Walsh wonder

18-year-old winger Josh Bowler and 17-year-old left-back Lewis Gibson have already arrived on Merseyside this year from QPR and Newcastle United respectively. Gibson (below) could end up costing Everton £6 million – despite not having played a single minute of senior football, per The Sun.

Lewis Gibson (L) of England scores his team's first goal against Fabian Markl (R) of Austria during the UEFA Under-17 EURO Qualifier between U17 Austria and U17 England on October 30, 2016...

The Sun on Sunday (10th September) reports that Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is the next on Everton’s list.

And you wonder whether Bowen is still in Everton’s sights. Based on current form, the Leominster-born attacker is exactly the kind of player The Toffees are targeting; young, exciting and homegrown.

Dele Alli and Will Hughes are among the previous recipients of the EFL’s Young Player of the Month award and, if Bowen can replicate their progress, he would be a fine investment for Everton.

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