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Sports News of Tuesday, 15 September 2020


Former Super Eagles defender urges Alex Iwobi to seek new club

Alex Iwobi scored once in last seasons league campaign Alex Iwobi scored once in last seasons league campaign

Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has urged Everton Alex Iwobi to leave the club or risk being benched for a significant part of the English Premier League campaign.

Udeze believes that Iwobi hasn't justified his signing from Arsenal, scoring just once as the Toffee ended a disappointing season.

Iwobi’s signing last summer caused quite a bit of splash among Everton fans who were excited that the Nigerian playmaker would lift the side to greater heights.

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti has been active in the transfer market to boost his options, with the former AC Milan manager recruiting the trio of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Napoli’s Allan, and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure,

All the three new signings made their debut at the weekend when Everton stunned Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in a 1-0 away win.

Surprisingly, Iwobi was left out of the squad altogether, and Udeze has warned that a terrible campaign awaits the Super Eagles midfielder if he doesn’t jump ship at once.

“I think Iwobi should look for another club, especially with James Rodriguez signed, it will be difficult for him to play,” Udeze said on Brila FM as per Complete Sports.

“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.”

Iwobi, 24, joined Arsenal aged just eight and spent the next 15 years with the Gunners before he was sold last year for an initial fee of £28 million.

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