At last: Everton sealed a deadline day deal for the Arsenal forward. - The12thMan
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At last: Everton sealed a deadline day deal for the Arsenal forward.

Arsenal fans delighted, Nigerian International penned down a five year deal with Everton for a reported fee of £40m.

It has been a busy summer transfer Window for the European clubs. While clubs were busy completing the transfers for suitable and registered wingers and defenders. Everton was busy on a lookout for a new winger and it seems that the Toffees are ready to wrap up a deal for Arsenal’s Nigerian International.

Arsenal agreed a deal to sell Alex Iwobi to Everton having for a fee structure believed to be in between £35-40 million, according to BBC sports David Ornstein and the news left Arsenal fans all rejoiced.

Both the two clubs negotiated well on transfer deal on Thursday evening and Everton were successful securing Iwobi’s signature. Thus, sealing the deadline day signing and completing a busy transfer window for the club.

As the news gets viral, this is how some Arsenal fans react towards the signing.

Alex Iwobi signed a five year contract with Everton and the news came into existence four hours after the transfer deadline slams shut.

The midfielder is the seventh new arrival at the Goodison park following the arrival of Italian strike Moise Kean who is taken away from The Italian giants Juventus for a fee mount of £31million. Along with the midfielders Andre Gomes, Jean Pillippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph, right back Djibril Sidibe and lastly the goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

The 23-year old has been capped 36 times by Nigeria. He made his first team debut in 2015 and scored 15 goals in 149 appearances for Arsenal.

Iwobi has given his all to Arsenal for all these years, but with an offer like this on the table worth £40million, it is too good an offer to turn down.

The move away from the Emirates will be bittersweet for Arsenal but there is no denial that the winger had a good season under Unai Emery, the situation changed post signing of Nicolas Pepe where he seems to have overrated skills than required following this bumper offer from Everton.

Author’s take:

Alex Iwobi was excited enough for making a move to Everton and take the next step in his career. He fulfills the criteria of being the young player with lot of top level experience. Everton finished being eighth in the Premier League last term and the player could be lot more beneficial in helping the club qualify for various League titles.


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