The Rams confirmed the deal on Thursday night, the Toffees academy graduate linking up with Forest's rivals for a third stint in the second tier following his spell at the City Ground as well as last season's second-placed side Sheffield United.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Dowell played 43 games in the Garibaldi red, scoring 10 goals and registering five assists (Transfermarkt), while last term, he made 16 appearances for the Blades, helping them win promotion to the Premier League.
Here is what some Forest fans wrote on the social media platform about their one-time loanee making the switch across the A52:
Gone from mount and Wilson to.....wait for it...Dowell— Garon (@G_lad_NFFC) 11 July 2019
Kieran Dowell downgrading with every club he’s been at tells you all you need to know about how good he is at football. #nffc— Jack Bryan (@jackbryan8) 11 July 2019
So don’t think we going to let Dowell back into forest ever again #NFFC— ryan tobin (@razzo1) 11 July 2019
What are the odds of Derby nicking Sheffield United’s Kieran Dowell song? 2/5? #nffc— Luke (@lukeyboy1865) 12 July 2019
If that happens, it will be further than he ran in a full season at #NFFC !Great talent but the fact this a is his 3rd full season loan may be saying something.— Dave (@davetNG3) 12 July 2019
Dowell went missing pretty much straight after he scored that pen v Arsenal for #nffc. Good player no question but not convinced about his levels of commitment.— Sontaran (@TrojanFan1969) 12 July 2019
Forests signings:— Aitor Fraudranka (@fraudranka) 12 July 2019
- Treble winners back up keeper
- Twice promoted winger with over 50 championship goals
- Semedo and Rebeiro with Champions League experience
-Lad from the Scottish division
- Kieran Dowell with 2 premier league appearances
Dowell has come through the ranks at Everton but to this day he has made just five appearances for the senior side, according to Transfermarkt.
He could line up against his former loan side in four months' time, the first East Midlands derby of the season taking place at the City Ground on 9 November, while the reverse fixture takes place at Pride Park on 4 April next year,
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