Iwobi close to new Everton deal

LEEDS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on February 3, 2021 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Greenwood - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, is close to signing a new long-term contract with Everton following an improved start to the Premier League season, According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano.

The midfielder has been in talks with the club over a new deal following a string of impressive performances for Frank Lampard’s side this season.

Iwobi has been able to score one goal and assist five in the Premier League already.

The 26-year-old was signed from Arsenal for a reported £35m in 2019, but he is just starting to look the part for Everton having struggled over the years at Goodison Park. 

However, it is under Lampard's tutelage that Iwobi has finally nailed down a role that gets the best out of him.

Lauded as ‘brilliant’ by Lampard himself, Iwobi’s transformation has been nothing short of incredible, with the midfielder one of the few bright sparks for the Toffees in what has been another year to forget for the Merseyside outfit.

Indeed, Everton sit 17th heading into the Premier League restart, and whilst Iwobi’s performances have been incredible, the Goodison Park side will have to do more in the January window to support the midfielder if the Toffees are to get out of this latest rut in 2023.

Everton’s moves both on and off the pitch have been questionable in recent years, though there’s no denying that signing Iwobi to a new contract is a great step in the right direction for Lampard and company, who have transformed a once lost cause into a Premier League machine.

 

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago

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