Alex Iwobi is amongst the group of players Everton will listen to offers for this summer, but The Telegraph reports that Carlo Ancelotti would be happy to keep the midfielder.
The 24-year-old was a big-money signing for the Toffees last summer. BBC Sport reports that Everton paid £34 million to land the Nigeria international.
However, he endured an underwhelming first campaign at Goodison Park. He scored one goal for Everton in 25 Premier League appearances. He did not manage to provide an assist.
The Telegraph reports that nine senior players are available to leave this summer. And the report claims that Iwobi is one of those Everton will consider bids for.
However, the report notes that Iwobi – along with Moise Kean – is one of those who will remain in Ancelotti’s plans should he stay. It is suggested that Everton will not actively look to offload either, but they are aware that they are more likely to attract attention.
The Telegraph adds that the Toffees will only sell Iwobi if they are offered the chance to recoup the large majority of the money that they spent on him last summer.
TBR View: Tough to see Iwobi attracting big bid
Iwobi is an extremely talented player. And given his age, he is someone who could potentially improve further in the coming years.
Nevertheless, it is difficult to see Everton receiving a bid that they would be willing to accept.
Plenty of clubs are taking a more cautious approach this summer. And, unfortunately, paying a substantial fee for Iwobi looks to be a potential gamble after his first year at Everton.