Iwobi’s goal gets Everton nomination

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwob’s stock has continued to rise at his new English Premier League side Everton after his goal was nominated for an  award. Iwobi joined the Toffees from Arsenal during the summer transfer window and he has ow settled down to life at the Goodison Park. The 23-year-old missed the first two games in the EPL but announced his arrival with a goal in the Carabao Cup  victory over Lincoln last week. The match was his first start since he joined Coach Silva side. The forward consolidated…

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Iwobi eager to create more Everton memories

Alex Iwobi has revealed his desire to “create more memories” at Everton after marking his full debut for the Toffees with the third goal in the Blues’ 4-2 victory over Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup. Lincoln got off to a flying start at Sincil Bank, with Harry Anderson on target within the opening minute. The Blues responded well with Lucas Digne equalizing through a sensational long-range free-kick, before Gylfi Sigurdsson deservedly put Marco Silva’s men ahead from the penalty spot. But Lincoln leveled the scores again thanks to a…

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Iwobi doubtful for Villa/Everton tie today

Super Eagles winger Alex Iwobi might not play a part when his English Premier League side Everton visit Aston Villa today after his coach Silva claimed the player is yet to attain full fitness. Iwobi is yet to feature for the Toffees since his move to the Goodison Park from Arsenal and when asked if Iwobi is looking forward to making his debut Silva told reporters on Thursday afternoon that : ”Yes of course! For sure he’s looking forward to it, and we all are. “But he started really late,…

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Arsenal lose £19m on Iwobi’s transfer

Arsenal sold their former player Alex Iwobi to Everton £19m less than his ‘market’ value, New Telegraph has learnt. Iwobi, 23, ended a 15-year spell with the Gunners this summer when he joined Everton on Deadline Day. London-based Carteret Analytics revealed that Iwobi’s services were secured for £27.4m – almost £20m less than his intrinsic value. The Nigerian winger, should have cost Everton around £46.3m, according to his ‘intrinsic value’ calculated by Carteret Analytics. Marcel Brands outlines future vision for Everton transfers – hopes for Blues to be like ‘top…

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Why I left Arsenal for Everton – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi revealed the desire to make a name for himself and to shake off the ‘youngster’ tag at Arsenal propelled him to join Everton. Iwobi joined the Goodison Park outfit on a five-year deal for a fee of an initial £28 million, which could rise to £34 million with potential add-ons. The Nigeria international, who was a regular member of Unai Emery’s squad last season, has lifted the lid behind leaving the club where he grew from a boy to a man. “I spoke to the manager and Marcel…

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Iwobi still unfit to make Everton debut, says coach

Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed to Liverpool Echo in an interview that new recruit Alex Iwobi is not yet ready to make his debut for the club. Iwobi was signed by Everton in what was said to be a shocking move from Arsenal on transfer deadline day but his yet to make his very first. The Super Eagles star was not part of The Toffees first game of the season against Crystal Palace where the sides played to a goalless draw last Saturday. Silva further exclaimed that fans will…

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Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi

English Premier League giants Arsenal have rejected Everton’s bid for Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi. The Toffees opening bid for Iwobi, understood to be an initial £25m with the other £5m made up of add-ons, was rejected by Arsenal but Everton are now expected to return with an improved bid as they attempt to land a new attacker before Friday’s 5pm deadline. The Toffees have been chasing Wilfried Zaha in recent weeks but have seen at least two bids knocked back by Crystal Palace for the Ivory Coast international. And…

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Eagles’ll shoot down Lions – Iwobi

Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi told AJIBADE OLUSESAN in Egypt that the team would work hard to improve in the attack and Nigerians will see a lot of difference when they confront the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday.   What is your assessment of the Super Eagles’ performance so far in the Africa Cup of Nations? I will not say our performance has been great but we have not done badly; every team in AFCON is difficult to come up against, we played three matches, we were able to…

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England legend hails Iwobi after historic goal against Chelsea

England legend Gary Lineker had nothing but praise for Alex Iwobi after he netted the pick of the goals in Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday night. The Nigeria international was one of the few bright sparks as the Gunners threw away another chance to qualify for the Champions League, and several fans questioned the decision to name him on the bench, especially as German playmaker Mesut Ozil struggled during the game. Iwobi’s goal was a real collector’s item, scoring with a…

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I want Tottenham to lose Champions League – Iwobi

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that he wants Tottenham Hotspur to lose to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final on June 1. The Nigeria international knows all about the rivalry between Arsenal and their North London neighbors Spurs and he’s backing Jurgen Klopp’s side to win the game at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid. Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates are preparing to face Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku next week and they will be granted a place in next season’s Champions League if they win the…

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