Motherwell striker Ryan Bowman is on his way to League Two in England, after the Fir Park outfit accepted a bid from an unknown fourth-tier side.
Exeter City and another club had been linked with the former Gateshead striker, who arrived at Fir Park in 2016. He has featured regularly for the Steelmen since his arrival, netting 10 times in 72 league appearances. His contract would have expired at the end of this season.
Speaking about Bowman’s departure, Stephen Robinson told STV: “They have made him an offer that we couldn’t compete with. Ryan is speaking personal terms now and heading down there for a medical. So we will see what happens with that one.
“We are a selling club, we sell players, and it frees up his wages to try and go and replace him if he does get the deal done.”
A transfer that works for everyone
Whilst some will only remember him for his rough and tumble style of play, Well fans will know him for the deadly partnership he struck up with Louis Moult during the first half of last season. The pair inspired Motherwell’s early season success, and it drove the Steelmen to a League Cup final.
Out with that period though, Bowman’s stay in Lanarkshire has been nothing remarkable. His goals to game ratio is poor, and he’s only netted once in league action so far this term.
Whilst Bowman’s effort could hardly ever be faulted, his quality could. The forward’s ability to work as a centre forward holding up the ball and waiting for assistance is good, his potential to be an out and out goalscorer is questionable.
This is a deal that works out for both parties. Motherwell free up a wage and get some sort of transfer fee for Bowman, whilst the striker gets to move back to his home country.
Bowman will leave with the best wishes of Motherwell fans, but not many will be disappointed he has gone.