- Fulham and Everton agree on £22 million transfer deal for Nigeria international Alex Iwobi, who is discussing personal terms
- Iwobi is set to sign a five-year contract with Fulham, ending his tenure at Everton a year before his contract’s expiry
Fulham and Everton have agreed to terms on the transfer of the Nigeria international, who is currently discussing personal terms with the Cottagers ahead of his trip to London.
Iwobi is eager to move to Craven Cottage, so the player agreeing to personal terms should not be a problem.
The Toffees have agreed to part ways with the former Arsenal winger a year before his contract expires in exchange for £22 million.
Fulham have offered Iwobi a five-year deal that will keep him in London until June 30, 2028.
The 27-year-old was the most expensive Nigerian player sold when he joined Everton for a fee of £35 million in 2019 before Victor Osimhen broke the transfer record following his move to Napoli the following season.
Iwobi has been a key player at Everton over the last few seasons, but the club has decided to trade the versatile midfielder rather than lose him for nothing next summer after contract talks dragged on for months.
Everton manager Sean Dyche has revealed that the Merseyside club is willing to sell Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi.
In quotes relayed by Liverpool Echo, the 52-year-old said:
There’s a few circling a few of our players, Iwobi’s one of them.
The obvious thing that I think has been apparent, though I had to spell it out last week, the club have to look at the business side of it; a player with a year left [on his contract].
The nine-time English champions have offered the Nigerian midfielder a contract extension, but he appears unwilling to stay.
The 27-year-old is currently out with an injury and did not play in Everton’s defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.
He will also miss the Super Eagles’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against So Tomé and Principe.