Everton manager Silva speaks highly of new signing Iwobi

Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi will bring different solutions to his new club Everton, according to his new boss Marco Silva during a press conference on Friday.

Iwobi completed a deadline-day move from Arsenal to the Goodison Park and penned a five-year contract in a £34m deal that makes him the most expensive Nigerian player ever.

The 23-year-old came through Arsenal’s academy before making his first-team debut in 2015, and made 149 appearances, scoring 15 times and contributing to 42 goals.

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Silva already can call upon the trio of Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Bernard in attacking or wide positions, but now he believes Iwobi’s versatility will give the team different solutions.

”Alex Iwobi can play from the left or behind the striker. He’s a strong player, fast player, with good skills and he puts good intensity into matches. He gives us different solutions,” Silva stated during his pre-match conference ahead of their season opener.

The Toffees will clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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