Everton in advanced Iwobi talks after breakthrough - sources

By Fraser Fletcher, Transfer Correspondent

21st Mar, 2023 | 3:58pm

Sources: Everton in advanced talks over Alex Iwobi deal after breakthrough

Alex Iwobi is set to sign a new long-term Everton contract after a breakthrough in talks, sources have told Football Insider.

Negotiations between the midfielder, 26, and the club opened a number of weeks ago with the player mulling over his options ahead of the summer, when he enters the final year of his current agreement.

But Iwobi, 26, has now decided to accept Everton’s offer of a new contract and is set to soon put pen to paper.

It is a huge boost for the Merseysiders given how crucial Iwobi has become to the team this season.

The former Arsenal man has been considering his options with his situation monitored by Premier League teams as well as clubs round Europe.

The Nigeria International’s decision to stay will go down well among Everton fans with the club locked in a relegation battle.

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This comes soon after the club confirmed prize asset Jordan Pickford had signed a new long term contract.

Iwobi has made 128 appearances for the Merseyside club and has been a key figure this season with starts in all 28 of their Premier League matches.

The club have keen to secure the market value of a player they consider to be just as crucial under Sean Dyche as predecessor Frank Lampard.

Last weekend, the Nigeria international made his 211th appearance in the Premier League, many of which came at old club Arsenal before his transfer in the summer of 2019.

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