Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi says he wants to “make a name for myself” with Everton – and the prospect of joining the Club was “too attractive to turn down”.
The Super Eagles forward signed on deadline day from Arsenal where he graduated through the academy after joining aged eight and played 149 matches.
Sportinglife.ng reports that the 23 year old became the fifth Nigerian to play for English Premier League Everton, with all four of his compatriots, Daniel Amokachi, Joseph Yobo, Victor Anichebe and Yakubu Aiyegbeni, finding form at Goodison Park during their time with the club.
In his first interview session with the club’s television station, Iwobi insisted the pitch made by manager Marco Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands convinced him Everton was the club where he could fulfil his rich potential.
“I spoke to the manager and Marcel and they almost lured me in,” Iwobi told evertontv.
“The offer was too attractive for me to turn down. The manager was telling me, ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care of you’. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.
“I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.”
“It is exciting times for Everton. I was able to look at the transfers and players they have brought in – some great talent.
“It is not just me. There were quality players here before [the summer] and they are still here. The manager has worked with Richarlison for a long while and made a name for him. Hopefully he can do the same for not just me but Moise Kean and a few others who came in, too.”