Everton confirm Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi’s 5-year deal
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Everton have confirmed the signing of Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi on a five-year deal after the Nigeria international agreed personal terms with the club.
Iwobi, who rose through youth at the Emirates and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2015, made 149 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 15 goals and contributing 27 assists, mostly from the cross.
✍️ Signed, sealed, delivered!
— Everton (@Everton) August 8, 2019
And in a statement to her official websiteThe Merseyside club confirmed: “Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton for an undisclosed fee from Arsenal after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.”
Meanwhile, Everton boss Marco Silva stated: “Alex has been one of our main targets for this window and I think he’s a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skillful winger and attacking midfielder who is always very committed to his team.
💬 “Alex has made a huge contribution at Arsenal. He has worked hard at the academy, where he has been a role model for many young players and has been an important part of our squad. We wish Alex every success in the future.” – Unai Emery
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019
“He’s still young but already has a lot of experience at the highest level – 100 Premier League games, more in Europe and a lot of international games.
“It was important for me to have another quality option for our attacking positions to complement what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.
“Alex fits the player profile I want in my model. He’s hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, helping us compete with the strongest teams in the league and fulfilling his potential at our club.”
The 23-year-old Iwobi has 36 caps for Nigeria, scoring six goals and was an integral part of the Super Eagles’ impressive performance at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, where they defeated former holders Cameroon in a thrilling round of 16 tie winner scored .
After the Toffees accepted a $30 million bid on Wednesday