Iwobi: How I Was Convinced To Join Everton

Iwobi: How I Was Convinced To Join Everton

New Everton signing Alex Iwobi has opened up on how a conversation with The Tofees’ manager, Marco Silva, and director of football Marcel Brands convinced him to join the club, Completesports.com reports.

Iwobi joined the Merseyside club on summer transfer deadline day from Arsenal, signing a five-year deal at Goodison Park.

The Nigeria forward came through the youth ranks at the Gunners, before going on to make 149 appearances for the club’s senior side.

And Iwobi, speaking to evertontv on Tuesday evening, has revealed the offer the Blues made him was just too good to turn down.

“I spoke to the manager and Marcel and they almost lured me in,” Iwobi said.

“The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.

“The manager was telling me, ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care of you’. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.

“I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.”

Iwobi was Everton’s seventh and final summer recruit, and the 23-year-old is relishing the prospect of working and improving under Blues boss, Silva.

Iwobo added: “It is exciting times for Everton. I was able to look at the transfers and players they have brought in – some great talent.

“It is not just me. There were quality players here before [the summer] and they are still here.

“The manager has worked with Richarlison for a long while and made a name for him.

“Hopefully, he can do the same for not just me but Moise Kean and a few others who came in, too.”

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  • Edoman 12 months ago

    Good for you youngman, Go where your hearts is. That’s how the British rules waves and the Americans moved and expanded to the West, as the saying goes here.
    God Bless you in all your endeavors.

  • Obidee 12 months ago

    Week to week playing will do u good and bee steadfast in ur playing…
    Good luck

  • https://youtu.be/Fe2AsZAEAc8.I watched this video n felt like putting loads of f…king holes on bent head.

    • Pompei 12 months ago

      Glory, no mind the frustrated man jare. Iwobi no quality? One of the most gifted young players on the planet. And the best is yet to come! He is only 23. By the time he peaks around ages 25 to 30 is when we will see this guy at his best.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 12 months ago

    Thanks a million @ Glory,I saw this a while ago and i was marvelled, yet some lunatics will say Iwobi lacks the quality to play for Asenal.And their reason is his final balls lacks connectivity.If he was informed he would have known that Iwobi had 9 assist last season just 3rd place behind Sane and another,and would have been three times that if only Auba,Lacazet and Micky had converted the chances he created for them.Infact I could count 10 glaring chances Iwobi created for Auba alone and he wasted them.In the first game of last season or so against Chelsel Auba wasted 3 glaring chances off the boot of Iwobi.
    We should not support the gang up against Nigeria players by British.The same gang up against Kele,cos I wonder how on earth u expect a player to perform when he’s not given an opportunity to play.Verdy plays whether he’s playing nonses or not.In a particular match last season Verdy only had 2 touches throughout the entire match yet he was still there.Omo9ja did not see that one,if it is Rohr he will shout to high heavens.I am one of the few who beli3ves that Kele 2ill do well if given the chance.In addition Iwobi can become a world class from Everton.

  • @Asoko, very true, nigerians in all works of life in d UK seem to be d most targeted national. Agreed nigerians commit all sorts crime where ever we reside but I can vouch these set of nigerians are only an infinitesimal fraction of d Nigerian populace. Majority of nigerians are far more discent people than those other nationals calling us names. There is so much hate out there against nigerians,I have seen it happen to loads n even experience it myself only simply because we are Nigerians. Reason I will forever stand by my Nigerian brother n sister in public n if ever, critisize him indoors, cos those enemies are only waiting for us to call d dog a bad name so they can happily join to kill it, which has always been their hidden n fancied desire.Any self acclaimed speaking otherwise,be rest assured he or she is not far from being a sell out.