Transfer deadline: Why we signed Alex Iwobi from Arsenal - Everton coach, Marco Silva
Everton manager, Marco Silva, has revealed why his side signed forward, Alex Iwobi from Arsenal.
We reported on Thursday that Everton signed Iwobi from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
Iwobi agreed on a five-year contract with Silva's men, in a deal worth £40million.
Silva has now said that Everton signed the Nigerian international because the 23-year-old fits exactly the profile of the player he wants in his squad.
"Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team," Silva told Everton's official website.
"He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience - 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.
"It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.
"Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club."