Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi says he wants to stay at Goodison Park and sign a new contract with the club, writes the TBR.
Iwobi has undergone a huge transformation since Frank Lampard took over, reinvented as a central midfielder with energy to burn.
In an interview with i News, Iwobi confirmed he wants to extend his current deal, which runs until the summer of 2024 at present.
In the interview, Iwobi called Everton a “proper family club” and is apparently a self-confessed converted Evertonian, “Although, not quite a Scouser yet.”
He added: “I want to win as many things as I can with this club.
That is why I came here, the club was very ambitious, and it still is. I’d like to stay.”
The article also said that Iwobi wants to sign a new contract, amid reports that talks are underway between Everton and Iwobi’s camp.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that the Gunners could do with a player like Iwobi now on the Wrighty’s House podcast.
He said: “I’m so pleased with the way it’s going for him. I remember Arsenal fans, it’s the same thing they did with Oxlade-Chamberlain, they ridiculed him. I remember watching him play in midfield early days for Arsenal at West Ham, and you’re seeing something.
“His ball progression and work rate, what Frank has now recognised him and put him there, listen to the Everton fans when he’s doing his work, they are adoring him now. I’m loving the way it’s working out for Iwobi.
“I’m just talking about somebody who’s making a massive difference to what Everton need – the work rate, his ball progression, his passing, everything. He’s the pass before the assist, people don’t realise it. Everton fans are now starting to realise that if they get the right players in and around him, he’s going to be a force for them.
“You look at his work rate, it’s unbelievable. It’s the kind of intensity that Mikel wants now and needs now, we need that, we need somebody who can press like that.”
But it seems he only has eyes for Everton and the fans will hope a new deal is soon sorted.