Fulham boss Marco Silva eyes reunion with £24m Everton man in the last year of his contract

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Last season, Everton were often clueless in attack and without a reliable forward, the goal efficiency came down. Often, the Toffees were also toothless as they couldn’t create as many chances in games. Alex Iwobi is the sole creator in the current Everton side but his future remains up in the air.

There was a time when Everton had two excellent suppliers and creators in the midfield in James Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson. When the duo was present, EFC were able to create chances from nothing and provide plenty of service to the strikers. The presence of Lucas Digne at left back also helped as the Frenchman swung crosses from the left side for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

In the 2022-23 season, Iwobi has been the main creator in the side. He created 64 chances in the Premier League, highest by any Everton player and was also the top assist getter from the Toffees with seven assists. However, the Merseysiders do not have any other reliable creator in the side.

Fulham interested in Everton attacker Alex Iwobi

The Nigerian has entered the final 12 months of his deal at Goodison Park and has managed to turn the slander into applause. There was a time when the former Arsenal man was ridiculed and subjected to abject criticism but his stupendous performances last season have won the support of the Everton faithful, so much so, that he is now considered an indispensable part of the team.

With his contract expiring in 12 months and his recent rejuvenation in form, there are several clubs keeping an eye on the Nigerian. According to Football Transfers, the 27 year old is being tracked by Fulham and Inter Milan. Fulham manager Marco Silva signed Iwobi in 2019 when he was the EFC boss. Now, the Portuguese manager is eyeing a reunion with the Nigerian, who is valued at £24 million by Transfermarkt.

Everton should do everything in their power to retain the services of Iwobi and tie him down to a long term deal. He is an integral part of Sean Dyche’s team as the work rate he offers cannot be matched. Iwobi would prefer to play down the middle as opposed to currently playing on the right wing. If EFC manages to sign a right winger this summer, Iwobi could get his chance in the middle, behind the striker, where he excels.

Next. Everton will need to pay upwards of €10m for player also targeted by Borussia Dortmund. dark

Will the Toffees manage to tie down Alex Iwobi to a new deal?