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Fulham complete signing of midfielder Alex Iwobi

last updated Saturday 02nd September 2023, 9:59 AM

Fulham Football Club

Midfielder Alex Iwobi
Position Midfielder
P.O.B. Lagos,
D.O.B 03:05:96
Height 5' 11
Last Club Everton
Alex Iwobi
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Fulham have completed the signing of Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi in a deal which could reach £22m.

The 27-year-old Nigeria midfielder joined Everton from Arsenal in the summer of 2019 and made 123 league appearances for the Toffees, scoring six times.

He has signed a five-year deal with Fulham as he links back up with his old Everton boss Marco Silva.

Iwobi said: "I'm buzzing, I just can't wait to get started."

Fulham FC statement ~ Geoff Pruce
The Club is delighted to announce the signing of Alex Iwobi from Everton for an undisclosed fee.

Iwobi has agreed a contract until the summer of 2028.

Speaking to FFCtv, the 27-year-old said: “I’m buzzing, I just can’t wait to get started, I’m excited to start my journey here.

“Marco Silva spoke to me about the ambitions of the Club, and I’m on board. Hopefully I can bring something to the Club.”

Tony Khan added: “I'm happy to welcome Alex Iwobi to Fulham! He’s an exciting and versatile player whom we've admired for some time.

“He has experience in the Premier League and in international competition with Nigeria. We're excited that Alex has joined us on a long term contract, and we believe that he'll make a valuable contribution to Marco’s squad!

“Come on Fulham!”

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Iwobi moved to England at a young age, and was picked up by Arsenal as a six-year-old.

After moving up through the age groups, Iwobi was handed a first team debut in the League Cup by Arsene Wenger at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, with a Premier League bow following four days later in a 3-0 win at Swansea City.

The teenage Iwobi remained in the senior setup from thereon in, making 21 appearances across all competitions – including in the Champions League – and registering four goal involvements (2G, 2A) in his first three Premier League starts, as the Gunners finished as runners-up.

The next year was another productive one for player and club as they won the FA Cup, while in 2017/18 they reached the League Cup Final and Europa League Semi-Finals.

Arsenal went one better the following season by making it all the way to the Europa League Final. Iwobi was on target in the showpiece event in Baku, but they ended up falling to defeat by London rivals Chelsea.

That was Iwobi’s final appearance for the club, departing with a record of 15 goals and 25 assists in 149 appearances.

Source BBCSport
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