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Iwobi Now Nigeria’s Costliest Player Ever After £35m Move To Everton From Arsenal

Iwobi Now Nigeria’s Costliest Player Ever After £35m Move To Everton From Arsenal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has become Nigeria’s top record signing and costliest player following his dramatic £35m (€37.9m) shock transfer deadline day switch to Everton from Arsenal, Completesports.com reports.

In a surprising move which only came to the fore during the week, Everton succeeded in prising away Iwobi from Arsenal with the deal formaly announced few hours after 7pm deadline yesterday for transfers in England. .

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The Nigeria international who recently featured in his debut Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt where he won the bronze medal with the Eagles has overtaken compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho who moved from Manchester City to Leicester City for €27.7 million.

The 23-year old who started his professional football career with Arsenal in 2004 spent seven seasons at the Emirates before his switch to Everton.

Iwobi now sits atop Nigeria’s Top-20 list of most expensive players whose transfer fee hit the double digits as given below:

1.Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton – €37.9m (£35m)
2. Kelechi Iheanacho – Man City to Leicester City – €27.7 million

3.Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m
4.Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m
5.Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester – €19.5m
7.Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester – €17.6m
7.Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m
8.Obafemi Martins – Inter to Newcastle – €16m
9.Isaac Success – Granada to Watford – €15m
10.Emmanuel Emenike – Spartak to Fenerbahce – €13m
11.Brown Ideye – Dynamo Kiev to WBA – €12.63m
12.Austin Okocha – Fenerbahce to PSG – €12.4
13.Taribo West – Auxerre to Inter – €12m
14. Victor Osimhen – Sporting Charleroi – Lille €12m
15..Victor Moses – Wigan to Chelsea – €11.5m
16.Anthony Ujah – Werder to Liaoning FC – €11.5m
17.Obafemi Martins – Newcastle to Wolfsburg – €10.5m
18.Sunday Oliseh – Ajax to Juventus – €10m
19.John Utaka – Rennes to Portsmouth – €10m
20.Peter Odemwingie- Lille to Lok Moscow – €10m
20.Finidi George – Ajax to Real Betis – €10m

By Sulaiman Alao

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  • Gowetok 4 years ago

    I wish Iwobi goodluck. He is the future of the super Eagles. I ca nnot to see the mouth watering and tantalising midfield combination of iwobi and joe Aribo. Mr Rohr said he has a very competent scouting team. If they are that competent how come they haven’t seen joe Aribo who recently signed for Rangers from charlton athletic. I learnt he is willing and waiting for a call for the super Eagles. Please i want to implore fans go watch his goals and highlight on YouTube. This guy is the missing link in super Eagles midfield. If the NFF doesn’t get this boy quickly and allow England to go ahead and get him im done with super Eagles and i will never forgive NFf. 

    • Abdul ANDAH 4 years ago

      @Gowetok: Bro I hail you, I spotted him some months ago. that guy is indeed the missing link in that our midfield combination. Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo aka Joe Aribo is always a delight to watch. I am keenly anticipating the coaches call list for the upcoming friendly match against ukrain in kiev comes sept.10. If NFF fails to invite that guy for that match. I may never forgive them because that type of the guy’s skills is conspicuously missing in this present super eagles’ midfield setup.

  • Good luck iwobi