#YNaijaSportsExtra: Iwobi’s stint with Everton may be coming to an end

The world of sports is riddled with sometimes great and other times bad decisions when it comes signings. Sports analysts sometimes get it right when they speculate that a particular player would fit perfectly into a team, and other times, they couldn’t be more wrong in their prediction of how a particular player would perform in a certain organization. For Everton’s midfielder Alex Iwobi, the later seems to be the case.

Iwobi was left out of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad on Sunday as Everton began their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at Tottenham. And with this, the rumours of Iwobi’s possible transfer has intensified.

The midfielder was signed into Everton last year, with high hopes that he would aid the team in vying for a comfortable position in the English Premier League, particularly to unseat one of the top six and take the position. Unfortunately, this has not been the case, and they ended up two spots down in 8th position.

Their fall of expectations has created some frustration in the organisation’s front office. Sources claim that Everton is looking to offload Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurðsson, before the end of the trade window. The move may include a trade for Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace for Alex Iwobi or Yannick Bolasie. 

This is coming as a result of the sub-par showing of the Everton franchise during the 2018/19 season. Iwobi finished the season with one goal and no assists, not to mention his issue with injury during the season. This is no doubt unacceptable for a player who signed a five-year deal for E34 million, and the organization just might move him before the trade deadline.

Fellow national and former player for West Bromwich Albion club emphasized that it was time Iwobi found new strides by leaving Everton. Speaking on Brila Fm, the former left full back stated: “I think Iwobi should look for another club especially with James Rodriguez signed it will be difficult for him to play.”

“Imagine against Tottenham he did not make the bench and even the squad. So for me, he should start looking for another club.” “It’s painful for me but as it is, I think the best thing is for him to go elsewhere.”

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