Former Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, is reportedly in discussions to join Fulham from Everton, according to reports. The Nigerian international began the season as a regular starter for Everton before suffering a hamstring injury. He played a crucial role in Everton's Premier League survival last season, featuring in every match. However, talkSPORT suggests that Fulham is now in advanced talks to sign Iwobi, with Everton open to the possibility of selling him.
Contract Situation and Recent Signings
Iwobi has just one year left on his current contract, and Everton's recent signings of Arnaut Danjuma and Jack Harrison may have paved the way for his departure. The playmaker joined Everton in 2019 from his former club Arsenal, in a £40 million move. After graduating from Arsenal's academy and being given a debut by legendary manager Arsene Wenger, Iwobi was hailed as an "unbelievable" talent by Wenger himself.
Praise from Wenger
In 2017, Wenger spoke highly of Iwobi, saying, "I think Alex is a player who grows regularly. This season, for the first time, he's adding what we want from him – goals – to his exceptional qualities. Overall, I think he has a good attitude and has become efficient in front of goal as well. He's worked a lot on his finishing, and he's improved a lot. Compared to one year ago, the difference is unbelievable."
As talks between Fulham and Everton progress, it remains to be seen whether Iwobi will make the move to the London club. Stay tuned for further updates on this potential transfer.