Everton of England midfielder, Alex Iwobi has been hit with another broadside, following an exhaustive summary of the English Premier league’s past season and a specific analysts of all the summer and January signings that rates him among the campaign’s most underachieving stars.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, with Iwobi failing to hold down a regular spot with The Toffees, after arriving in a megabucks deal from Arsenal last summer, the Super Eagles’ playmaker was bound to come up for knocks from various quarters, and a spate of injuries did not help his course.
He ended up with very inconsistent performances and error-strewn matches for the Goodison Park outfit, such that a damming end-of-season report by popular British tabloid, Daily Mail that rated him among the EPL’s worst players of the recent campaign might not be out of place.
While the report noted that the duo of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers were the stand-out success stories among the EPL’s new arrivals, Iwobi was named among the less successful players that had remarkable transfers during the off-season.
The technical report by Daily Mail added: “Arsenal were initially reluctant to part with Alex Iwobi, rejecting Everton’s first offer of £30million before they eventually accepted a bid of £35million.
“The midfielder came through the ranks at the Gunners and was highly thought of but found it difficult to live up to his potential. It has been a similar story at Everton with the 24-year-old registering one Premier League goal and a goal and an assist against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.
“The Nigerian international still has time to come good but needs to work out his best position if he wants to be part of Carlo Ancelotti’s future plans. The Toffees boss hooked the midfielder off at half-time in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Spurs which summed up his disappointing debut season in a blue shirt.”