The Super Eagles star has failed to live up to expectation since he joined the Merseyside team from Arsenal for a reported 35m pounds
Alex Iwobi was again a passenger in Everton’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham on Monday night, and that has not gone down well with a section of Toffees fans.
Michael Keane’s own goal in the 24th minute was enough to seal three points for Jose Mourinho’s men. Iwobi was handed a start in the game but was taken off at half-time.
The Nigeria international joined Everton from Arsenal last summer, and it was believed the move would give him a chance to express himself more.
However, almost a year after signing, Iwobi’s performances with the Blues have failed to convince many Evertonians that he’s the real deal.
The 24-year-old has made 26 appearances in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, registering just two goals and a single assist.
Although he has played in all Everton’s game since the league resumed, his performances have been average, and it appears Evertonians have had enough following Monday’s loss.
Many fans of the club took to social media to criticise Iwobi’s performance while some even suggested he should be sold.
Thinking about this over night and I’d pay whatever the club want for the player:
Coutinho- Loan with option to buy
That’s an instant improvement to our midfield.
— Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) July 7, 2020
My thoughts on last night…
The team looks organised and solid at the back
We’ve got real attacking threat in DCL and Richi
There’s just a gaping whole in the middle of the park, with complete lack of legs out ability to press and transition from defence to attack is poor
— Chris addison (@Addo1878) July 7, 2020
His performance and that of Iwobi were woeful and not acceptable. https://t.co/WnShcQDOSY
— Steve Leech (@LeechSteve) July 7, 2020
Iwobi doesn’t need time, he needs to go to Crystal Palace
— Jöth (@DonCarlo1878) July 7, 2020
After that performance yesterday if we don’t get rid of iwobi, sigurdson and Davies there is something wrong
— MATTY MURPHY (@MATTY17204361) July 7, 2020
Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi for the best part of £60m. Not looking like great investments by Brands.
— School of Science (@SOS1878) July 6, 2020
Nonetheless, it’s unlikely that Everton will sell Iwobi this summer, but the Super Eagles star needs to start delivering good performances consistently, beginning with the home clash against Southampton.