Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi has become Nigeria’s most expensive footballer after joining Everton FC for a record-breaking signing of £30m. Iwobi, who is now a former Arsenal star, made his move to Everton on English summer transfer deadline day, August 8, 2019.
Speaking on the transfer in a statement, Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, said:
Alex has made a big contribution here at Arsenal. He worked hard in the academy where he was an example to many young players and has been an important part of our squad. We wish Alex every success in the future,”
Fans have taken to social media to express thoughts about Iwobi’s signing from Arsenal to Everton
👋 | A message from our new number 1️⃣7️⃣…
— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2019
…and 1⃣ #NaijaBoy 🇳🇬
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019
— Bhavs (@bhavss14) August 8, 2019
Dear @alexiwobi, You may not be a great finisher, you may not be the best of em all, but in me you'll always have a fan. Thank you and all the best for the future bro and I hope you scale to greater heights and reach your full potential at Everton. all the best #BIG17
— WelBeast (@WellBeast) August 9, 2019
— Dr. Kelechi Anyikude (@KelechiAFC) August 9, 2019
Theo Walcott showing Alex Iwobi around Everton: pic.twitter.com/b5QgseFrs7
— Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) August 9, 2019
With Alex Iwobi joining on deadline day and with Morgan Schneiderlin set to stay, this is how Everton’s squad looks.
Obviously, failing to secure Zouma on a permanent deal hurts, but this is another progressive transfer window.
Marcel Brands is building something special here. pic.twitter.com/nYSx6oQljD
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) August 9, 2019
Thanks for everything, Alex Iwobi👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/zzeUv7xZF0
— TheUnaiView (@TheUnaiView) August 9, 2019
Alex Iwobi, moving from Arsenal to Everton. His biggest strength is moving the ball into the final third. These are his carries from the middle of the park into the attacking zone. pic.twitter.com/m2EQTcHHFb
— StatsBomb (@StatsBomb) August 8, 2019