Super Eagles’ Alexander Iwobi has been sold to Everton for a speculated £38M. The 23 year old signed a five year deal after he agreed personal terms with the club.
Iwobi, who rose through the youth ranks at the Emirates and joined the first team squad in 2015, played 149 times for the Gunners, scoring 15 goals and contributing 27 assists largely from the flank.
He has been with the club for 17 years.
The club officially confirmed the signing on their website.
“Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.”
Everton’s boss Marco Silva disclosed that the young player was one of their main targets. “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 skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.”
The Nigerian National who is also Jay Jay Okocha’s cousin posted the statement on his Instagram page.
“I Grew Up Dreaming Of Playing For Arsenal, Following In The Footsteps Of Some Of My Hero’s. I’m Proud To Say That @ 23 I’ve Achieved One Of My Dreams. From
Playing For Arsenal Kids To 149 Senior Appearances. It Was An Honour To Play For The Club I Supported As A Boy. I’ve Enjoyed Every Minute Of It. So Many People To Thank, Far Too Many Individual Names To Mention But I Thank You All ! So Many Great Moments, From Scoring My First Goal At The Emirates To Scoring My Last Goal In Baku. You’ve All Played A Big Part In My 17 Fantastic Years. Special Thanks To The Fans, My Team Mates, The Support Staff, My Coaches Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery Who Put Faith In Me And Gave Me The Opportunity to Grow As A Player And A Man.
BIG Love To A Special Club. Arsenal Will Be Forever In My Heart. ❤️#Gunners #BIG17”