Marco Silva: Iwobi Was Our Main Priority
Everton of England Manager, Marco Silva has hailed the capture of Nigerian, Alex Iwobi as a great signing for his club after snapping up the winger on a five-year deal from Arsenal, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Portuguese, who described the Nigerian as a player who suits his playing style, stated that Iwobi was one of the club’s priorities for the summer and comes in with lots of experience in his legs.
“Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skillful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.
“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games. It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.
“Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club,” Silva stated.
The 23-year-old came through the ranks at the Arsenal academy, featuring in 149 senior matches since making his debut in October 2015 as a 19- year-old.
He becomes the Blues’ seventh and final signing of the summer transfer window following the additions of goalkeeper Jonas Lössl, right-back Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.