Everton: Alex Iwobi ‘unhappy’ and ‘wants to leave’, could exit ‘shortly’
A shock report from Turkey has claimed that Alex Iwobi ‘wants to leave’ Everton, as he is ‘unhappy’ at the club, and Fenerbahce could sign him ‘shortly’.
The Lowdown: New contract?
It was only reported in February that Everton were ‘pressing ahead’ to tie Iwobi down to a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2024.
However, shock reports have emerged that he now wants to leave, and he could make an out-of-window move to Turkey, with their mid-season transfer window still open.
The Latest: Could leave ‘shortly’…
As per Turkish news outlet A Spor, Iwobi is ‘unhappy’ at Goodison Park, and ‘wants to leave’.
Fenerbahce could sign him ‘shortly’ on loan with an option to buy, and the Merseyside club are ‘working hard’ to get a deal done before their deadline day on Sunday.
Sean Dyche has actually responded to the rumours, claiming he believes an exit is ‘unlikely‘.
The Verdict: Big shock
It would be a big shock if the report is true and Iwobi is set to leave over the next couple of days.
The Nigeria international has really stepped up this season, with his former manager Frank Lampard hailing his development as ‘brilliant‘.
His form has continued under Dyche, as he is currently the highest assister in the squad, while he has also averaged more key passes per match in the Premier League than any of his team-mates (WhoScored).
The Toffees now have a huge decision to make, as they will not want to keep an unhappy player, and being the joint highest earner on £120,000-per-week, they have to weigh up whether it is worth letting Iwobi go that they currently find themselves in a relegation battle.