Ian Wright believes that when Alex Iwobi moved from Everton to Fulham over the summer, it indicates a drop in Everton’s performance. He thinks that Alex Iwobi was the best player for creating scoring opportunities in Sean Dyche’s team, but Everton allowed him to leave.
It was also said that in the past, when Everton sold an important player, they would usually go to a strong team like Manchester United, not to a team like Fulham. This was said during an interview on Premier League Productions.
Everton’s current financial difficulties are well-documented, and the sale of Iwobi, who paid a transfer fee of £22 million (Evening Standard), may have something to do with this.
This could be the case if Goodison Park bosses need to make ends meet and Wright shares his thoughts about a potential takeover of the club.
Overall, a dark cloud continues to hang over Everton due to a lack of wins in the Premier League and concerns over who will replace Farhad Moshiri and Iwobi.
Ian Wright Was Not Happy with Alex Iwobi’s Transfer
“In my opinion, Everton have released their most creative player in Iwobi in recent seasons,” Wright said. “Then they sold him to Fulham.
“That’s the level they sank to. I don’t respect Fulham. We also talk about Rooney’s move to Manchester United, big-name players, and Arteta’s move to Arsenal.
“Players are moving to big clubs now. Everton will sell some players and top players to Fulham. That’s how depressed they are. “It must be aimed at his door, Moshiri’s door.
It’s simply because he came with the money and doesn’t realize that he now has a different level of ownership. He didn’t have the expertise to do it.”
Iwobi is a Player Who Doesn’t Always Get the Credit He Deserves
The 27-year-old’s lack of ruthlessness in front of goal is understandable, but that shouldn’t cloud his actions outside the box. Iwobi carried the ball with ease, was reliable even without the ball, and was able to play deep both in midfield and on the flanks.
He is very different from the players that Everton currently has in midfield and the current static players that are there because they need players like Iwobi alongside them.