QPR accept offer from Everton for Bowler

QPR have accepted an offer from Everton for Josh Bowler.

Everton will pay an initial £1.5m for the 18-year-old winger, with the deal potentially worth £4.25m with add-ons.

Bowler is now set to hold talks with the Merseyside club.

Rangers turned down previous offers from Everton for Bowler, but he rejected the offer of a new contract and talks between the two clubs therefore continued as it became increasingly likely the player would leave.

He is under contract at Loftus Road until the summer of 2018, having signed an 18-month professional deal in February, and his reluctance to commit his long-term future to the club made his departure this summer almost inevitable.

Bowler, who was on Fulham’s books before joining QPR four years ago, made his senior debut when he came on as a substitute against Norwich on the final day of last season.