Alex Iwobi signs with Everton

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Alex Iwobi from Arsenal has signed with Everton for a fee of £34m

The Nigerian forward is Marco Silva’s seventh summer signing.

“Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing. He is a direct and skillful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard,” the Everton manager said.
“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games. Alex fits exactly the profile of the player I want. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.”

Iwobi now joins fellow new recruits goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.

Everton had their initial bid of £30m turned down, an improved offer of their initial £28m, which rose to £34m with potential add-ons was accepted.

There was increased competition for Iwobi’s position at Arsenal following the arrival of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record £72m.

Iwobi now begins a new chapter of his career at Everton, as the Toffees target improvement on last season’s eighth-place finish.

With that vision in mind, Silva has reshaped his squad over the summer with seven arrivals and nine permanent departures.

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