Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi will not feature in Saturday’s Premier League clash between Everton and Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.
The Nigerian international, who on Thursday signed for the Toffees from Arsenal in a deal worth £35m, will miss the opening fixture because Everton didn’t register him on time for the Palace clash.
Iwobi, who had a handful of goals with Arsenal during his spell with the club, will be hoping to better his goal ratio this season in a bid to maintain a starting shirt.
While Marco Silva has spoken openly about his disappointment of failing to sign a new centre-back, the Portuguese has been quick to praise the club’s efficiency in the market when they are attempting to break into the top seven of the standings.
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The quality of their additions – the latest of which saw Alex Iwobi join from Arsenal on Thursday – should mean that they make a sustained challenge in and around their target area, but failing to win enough games like the one on Saturday is what has cost the Merseyside outfit in the past.
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