Wednesday Aug 28, 2019. 08:00
Everton manager Marco Silva says Nigerian star Alex Iwobi will show his quality as he settles into life at his new club.
The attacking midfielder swapped Arsenal for the Toffees before the close of the Premier League transfer window earlier this month and made his official debut in last Friday’s 2-0 loss at Aston Villa.
The Super Eagles star was a second-half substitute for Everton and livened up their attack after his introduction, notably hitting the post with a goal attempt.
Silva, speaking ahead of his team’s midweek Carabao Cup assignment, says he expects there is more to come from Iwobi and fellow new signing Moise Kean.
‘The impact not just him [Iwobi] but Moise Kean had in the last game was really important for our team,” Silva was quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.
“Unfortunately we didn’t score, but the impact was good and they understood what I expect from them.
“Alex gave us very good things during that moment. I’m 100 percent sure with more minutes in his legs, having more training sessions, getting to know his teammates better and creating normal connections we will see his quality.”
Iwobi became the most expensive player of Nigerian descent in history following his deadline-day move to Everton for a fee in the region of £35m.