Everton Agree £40m Deal for Iwobi

Everton have agreed to sign Nigerian international Alex Iwobi from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £40m.

The Nigeria forward, who came through the ranks at Arsenal, is Marco Silva’s seventh summer signing.

Iwobi will join fellow new arrivals goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.

Everton had an initial bid of £30m turned down but their improved offer has been accepted by Arsenal.

The 23-year-old is undergoing a medical in London, but a dealsheet was submitted by the 5pm deadline and the transfer should be completed without a problem by the extended cut-off time of 7pm.

Iwobi featured regularly last season under manager Unai Emery, and he scored in the Europa League final defeat by Chelsea in what was his last appearance for the club.

The move comes after increased competition in Iwobi’s position at Arsenal following the arrival of Nicolas Pepe from Lille this summer for a club record £72m.

A nephew of Nigerian legend Jay Jay OKocha, Iwobi played a key role as the Super Eagles clinched bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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