Alex Iwobi has completed £40m transfer move from Arsenal to EPL rivals Everton, The 23-year-old Super Eagles star signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park, Nicolas Pepe’s arrival at the Emirates stadium forced Arsenal to sell Iwobi to The Toffees Premier League side Everton have confirmed the signing of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi on a five-year deal after the Nigeria international agreed personal terms with the club.
Alex Iwobi made a shock deadline day move to Goodison Park after the Toffees failed to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. The Super Eagles striker is now the seventh arrival in what ended up being a busy summer transfer window for Everton.
Iwobi who is now the most expensive Nigerian player had to leave Arsenal following the arrival of Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe from Lille. ”Alex has made a big contribution here at Arsenal. He worked hard in the academy where he was an example to many young players and has been an important part of our squad. “We wish Alex every success in the future,” Arsenal manager Unai Emery explained according to UK Sun.
Alex Iwobi was among the Super Eagles squad that won bronze medal at the 2019 African Cup of Nations beating Tunisia in the third place match.
The 23-year-old who is the nephew of Super Eagles legend Okocha joined Arsenal while still at primary school in 2004 and Everton will be the second team ever in his career to play for.
It had been reported how David Luiz sealed a sensationally move to Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea on transfer deadline day. The Brazilian who will join new signing Kieran Tierney is expected to bolster Arsenal’s porous defence ahead of the new the new season. According to a statement by the Gunners, the 32-year-old centre back will sport the the number 23 shirt.
BY: FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO