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Former Gunner offered 5-year deal by Premier League club

Former Gunner offered 5-year deal by Premier League club


Leeds United's Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski (L) vies with Everton's Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)
Leeds United’s Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski (L) vies with Everton’s Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

AllNigeriaSoccer.com report that Everton are offering Alex Iwobi a new five-year deal to stay at the club, and they’re confident of tying the former Arsenal man down.

Contract talks are ongoing, but Everton consider Iwobi an important part of their future and they’re keen to reward his recent form. At this point, it’s only up to the player and whether he accepts or not.

David Ornstein reported for The Athletic in mid-September that Everton had opened contract talks with Iwobi.

At that point, they were still only preliminary conversations, but Ornstein claimed that dialogue was set to ramp up in the coming weeks. It seems that’s exactly what’s happened.

Iwobi has one goal and six assists in all competitions for Everton this season, scoring an impressive effort against Manchester United.

The 26-year-old has reignited his Premier League career with a move back into the middle, having largely played on the wings for Everton before this season.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal haven’t had the chance to get another look at Iwobi in person, after their September fixture was postponed. But Gunners supporters have largely been enjoying their former player’s resurgence from afar.

Iwobi is finally starting to look like the £35m player Everton wanted, and it’s little wonder they’re now keen to capitalise on his development by extending his contract.



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