Alex Iwobi has struggled to make impact at Everton following his big money from Arsenal last summer and Darren Bent wants The Toffees to bring in Crystal Palace star Wilfred Zaha as a replacement.
The Super Eagles star scored twice and recorded one assist in 25 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’ side last season.
Bent described the Nigeria international as ineffective and believes Zaha would add more to the Everton team.
“I think he’s definitely a signing that they need. Whether he takes them to the next level I’m not quite sure yet. His stats last season would suggest probably not, they weren’t great,” Bent told Football Insider when asked of Zaha.
“I mean four assists and five goals for someone of his quality isn’t great and it doesn’t really inspire you with confidence where you start thinking: ‘We’ve got him, we’ve got the guy that’s going to drag this team to the verge of Champions League football.’
“He’s definitely a signing that they need because they need people with quality. For me, Alex Iwobi doesn’t do it for me.
“His end product’s not good enough, he doesn’t score enough goals, doesn’t create enough goals so he’s not really doing anything.
“For me, if Zaha can get himself down there and play on the left-hand side with Richarlison, [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin, [Andre] Gomes, I really like what they’re doing down there. If I’m Everton, I go for that one 100 per cent.”
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