Everton have confirmed the signing of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Toffees and will wear number 17 on his shirt this season.
Marco Silva said of his new signing: “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.”
Iwobi started 22 Premier League games last season and made 13 substitute appearances, scoring three goals and assisting six, as per WhoScored.
The Nigeria international was a threat going forward, completing 1.1 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game, showing that he can be direct and creative in his play.
This should mean he links up well with fellow signing Moise Kean, who started five Serie A games last season, coming off the bench eight times, managing an impressive six goals.
While the Italian may not be able to match this type of goal per game ratio over a longer period, it does indicate that if opportunities are created for him then he can finish them off.
Another positive sign for this partnership is that with Kean and Iwobi being 19 and 23-years-old respectively, if Everton are able to keep hold of them both, they could make a real impact at Goodison Park for years to come.
Iwobi can make a very good signing for Everton, due to his age and direct style of play.
The Toffees have been very proactive in terms of dealing with their problem areas during this summer window, with the only position they are arguably light in being centre-back.
This signing is an example of Everton being able to deal with challenges in the transfer window and come out of it with someone who can be an asset for the club.
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