Iwobi Joins Everton On Deadline Day

BEVERLY HILLS, August 09, (THEWILL) – Everton has completed a post-deadline deal for an undisclosed fee to sign Super Eagles playmaker Alex Iwobi on a five-year contract.

Iwobi made the switch on transfer deadline day but the announcement was made over four hours after window officially closed.

Iwobi was faced with a likely second team role at Arsenal after the arrival of £72 million club record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

But he was handed a lifeline after the Toffees turned their attention to the winger after being priced out of a move for Wilfried Zaha.

Head coach Unai Emery said: “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.”

Iwobi made 35 appearances for Arsenal last season and scoring three goals with seven assists.

The 23-year made 100 appearances for Arsenal and scoring 11 goals since his senior career for the north London club side in 2015.