Ex-England international Darren Bent has questioned the quality of the Nigeria playmaker following his switch to Everton from Arsenal.
The 22-year-old moved to Goodison Park last week from Arsenal on a five-year deal for an initial fee of £28 million, rising to £34 million.
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Bent, a former Aston Villa striker and a self professed Arsenal fan, believes the attacking options the Toffees have are better than the new addition.
The one-time Tottenham striker who managed only 13 appearances for the England national football team, scoring 4 goals in a six-year career admitted that Everton already had a better player than the Nigerian in Richarlison.
I’m an Arsenal fan and I’ve never been Iwobi’s biggest fan,” Bent told Football Insider.
“My thing with people has always been quality on the ball. Whether it was his final cross or his shot on goal, it was always under-hit or there was never really any quality there.
“He’d do the hard stuff, go past someone, and you’d want him to make the right decision, but he never seemed to get it right.
“I wouldn’t say he’s better than Richarlison because he gives you goals, he’s got a bit more quality.”
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Alex Iwobi was a consistent performer for Unai Emery’s side last term, making 51 appearances across all competitions, scoring six goals and providing nine assists.
He also played a crucial role as the Super Eagles won a bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.