Everton Confirm Capture of Arsenal Winger Alex Iwobi on 5-Year Deal

Ross Houston
August 11, 2019

"He has good intensity, which is good for my attacking players".

His move to Everton rounded off a busy summer of transfer activity for Arsenal, adding Gabriel Martinelli, club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz in a hefty £130m outlay on recruitment - while Iwobi and club captain Laurent Koscielny both left.

Everton boss Marco Silva has blamed rising transfer fees for the club's inability to fulfil their player recruitment targets in defence.

"In this moment our squad is deeper than last season". The Spaniard spent last season on loan at Cardiff and Palace will have the option of making his move permanent at the end of the season for £15m.

However, a sensational swoop for Paulo Dybala broke down with Juventus unwilling to let the Argentine leave without an adequate replacement, having missed out on Lukaku.

Alex Iwobi has however in these last few years faced a lot of challenges as the Arsenal fans have heavily criticized him for poor performances and him managing to only get 3 goals last season despite being a regular has probably made the club to let him go even though he is still 23 years old.

The Londoners long-standing interest in Tierney was finally given the green light when the payment structure of a 25-million pounds move was agreed with Celtic.

Outside the top six, Watford broke their transfer record to bring in Senegal worldwide Ismaila Sarr for a reported 35 million euros from Rennes.

Arsenal have been waiting all day for an improved bid from Everton and it seems with just a few minutes left, the Toffees are again moving on the Nigeria worldwide and have offered acceptable terms.

Leicester is also set to use some of the £80 million pounds they received from Manchester United for Harry Maguire on Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet for 20 million euros.

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