Fulham on the verge of signing Alex Iwobi

Fulham have been linked with a move for 27-year-old Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi, who will join them for around £20 million.

A report from Daily Mail claims that Fulham are now closing in on the signing of Alex Iwobi. The versatile 27-year-old Everton midfielder will move across the Premier League in a deal worth around £20 million.

The Everton midfielder’s contract will expire next summer, and it seems that the Toffees are prepared to cash in on him now instead of losing him on a free transfer. Iwobi has worked with the Fulham manager Marco Silva when he was in charge of Everton, and a reunion is now on the cards.

Fulham could definitely use attacking reinforcements, and Iwobi could prove to be a quality acquisition. He has shown his quality in the Premier League over the years and will look to make an immediate impact at the London club.

Fulham had Manor Solomon at their disposal last season. But the player has now joined Tottenham Hotspur permanently. So it is no surprise that they are looking to bring in a winger. Iwobi will add creativity and goals to the side from the wide areas. He is versatile enough to operate on either flank and he could be an asset for Silva in the coming seasons.

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Securing £20 million for the 27-year-old seems like a good deal for both clubs. The Nigerian international joined Everton in 2019 for a fee of around £28 million. With just one year left on his contract, Everton will be getting a substantial amount of money for his services.

It will be interesting to see if the Toffees decide to invest the proceeds from the sale into a new player. Everton have been fighting the relegation battle over the last couple of seasons, and they need to improve their squad in order to climb further up the table.

A club of their stature should be aiming for top-half finishes every season and it remains to be seen whether they can perform at a high level this season. The squad is in need of reinforcements and the departure of Iwobi could help them land a quality player.

So far the Toffees have signed Arnaut Danjuma and Jack Harrison to improve their attack. They should look to invest in a reliable goalscorer. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had his fair share of injury problems. Meanwhile, Fulham have sanctioned the departure of Aleksandar Mitrovic, and they are closing in on the additions of Lucas Ocampos and Iwobi in order to improve their attacking options.

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