14 August 2019
Nigeria international midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed that he left Arsenal to Everton on transfer deadline day so that he can take on more responsibility.
Iwobi told Everton TV: “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.”
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The 23 year old continued on how manager Marco Silva was influential in his move to from North London to the city of Liverpool: “He has given me the confidence I will do well. I am ready for a new challenge and chapter in my life. 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.
“Hopefully I will be able to take on a bit more responsibility and add something to the team as well.”
Iwobi, who was instrumental in Nigeria reaching the semifinals of last month’s Africa Cup of Nations, added: “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 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.”