By Daniel Edu
Fulham is reportedly exploring the possibility of a late transfer move for Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi, as he might be deemed surplus to requirements at Goodison Park. This potential move comes after Fulham’s sale of Aleksandar Mitrovic to Al-Hilal for £46 million.
Fulham is targeting the Nigerian midfielder to enhance their attacking options. Although Everton has recently acquired Arnaut Danjuma and Jack Harrison, there is speculation that Iwobi could be allowed to leave.
Despite expressing his desire to play in the Champions League again, Iwobi has yet to receive any offers along those lines. As talks of him potentially being surplus to requirements at Everton circulate, a return to London could be a possibility for him.
Iwobi has been a significant player for Everton since manager Sean Dyche’s arrival, featuring in every available game until an injury sidelined him in a recent match against Aston Villa.
He transitioned to a deeper role at Everton, contributing nine goals and 16 assists across 140 appearances since his move from Arsenal.
Fulham, armed with £46 million from the Mitrovic sale, could potentially accommodate a deal for Iwobi. If successful, Iwobi would become Fulham’s fourth summer signing, joining fellow Nigerian Calvin Bassey at Craven Cottage.
While Everton currently sits at the bottom of the Premier League table, Fulham’s start to the new Premier League campaign has been a mix of results, including a victory over Everton, a loss to Brentford, and a draw against Arsenal.