Everton Confirm Alex Iwobi £35m Signing From Arsenal

Everton have completed the signing of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi on a five-year deal for a reported £35 million fee.

Iwobi came through the ranks at the Gunners, scoring 15 goals in 149 games, becoming Marco Silva’s seventh signing in the summer window.

Iwobi, whose arrival was announced more than four hours after the window closed, joins fellow new recruits goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.

Everton had an initial bid of £30m turned down but their improved offer – an initial £28m, rising to £34m with potential add-ons – was accepted.

The Super Eagles forward was a regular feature last season under manager Unai Emery, appearing in all but three Premier League games, and he scored in the Europa League final defeat by Chelsea in what was his last appearance for the club.

The 23-year-old’s position at Arsenal faced increased competition following the arrival of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record £72 million.

Iwobi now begins a new chapter of his career at Everton, as the Toffees target improvement on last season’s eighth-place finish.

In an attempt to do that, Silva has reshaped his squad over the summer with seven arrivals and nine permanent departures.