Exclusive: Everton bid £500k to beat Arsenal to QPR teenager

Everton have made a £500,000 bid for Queens Park Rangers starlet Josh Bowler, sources have told TEAMtalk.

The 17-year-old winger has just penned his first professional deal at Loftus Road but they face a big battle to keep him.

He made his senior debut in QPR’s final game of the season at Norwich and is highly-rated by manager Ian Holloway – but it looks unlikely if he will have him at his disposal next term.

A tall wideman – likened in style to Chris Waddle – Everton are now hoping to beat a host of Premier League rivals to his signature with Arsenal and Manchester City also making enquires.

TEAMtalk understands that Everton’s bid is £500,000 with the deal potential rising to £3million based on a number of criteria but we understand the West London club are looking for more money down before agreeing to sell.