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Former defender Joseph Yobo explains why Everton is a great move for Alex Iwobi

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Former defender Joseph Yobo explains why Everton is a great move for Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has made the right call moving to Everton according to the club’s former defender Joseph Yobo.

The Toffees sealed a last-gasp transfer for the Nigerian winger, with BBC Sport reporting the deal could reach £34 million.

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The club moved for the 23-year-old after failing in their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha.

The transfer has raised a few eyebrows given the money involved, but in the eyes of Yobo it’s a great move for all parties.

Speaking to Goal about his compatriot, he said: “I must commend Alex Iwobi for making that bold move. Everton is a quality team and I’m happy as an Evertonian that we acquired a talent like him.

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“In my own opinion, it’s a good move because staying with Arsenal, who brought in [Nicolas] Pepe, will reduce his playing time. Here, he will learn more which will make him grow and more matured in the game.”

 

Iwobi is expected to make his debut for the club against Watford in the Premier League at the weekend.

TBR’s view

Iwobi didn’t come cheap, but that won’t matter if he is able to realise the potential he clearly has.

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He hasn’t always convinced so far in the English top-flight.

But Goodison Park could be the environment for him to flourish. There are some very talented players around him and there’s a good chance this will be the making of him after often seeming overawed at Arsenal.

At the age of 23, it is time for Iwobi to start showing his ability on a more consistent basis – perhaps Marco Silva can be the man to help him achieve that.

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