Everton’s £30m bid for Arsenal star Alex Iwobi was rejected by the North London club just a day before the summer transfer window for the 2019-20 football season drawing to an end in the English Premier League (EPL). Everton, whose pursuit for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha looks to have broken down, tried compensating the failure to bring Zaha with the signing of Iwobi. But their £30m bid for the Nigeria international was rejected by Arsenal. The clubs fans have, however, urged the Gunners to sell Iwobi in order to fund the purchase of Zaha. Football Transfer News: From Paulo Dybala to Bruno Fernandes, Players Manchester United Can Still Sign.
The Premier League (EPL) summer transfer window for the 2019-20 season ends on August 8, 2019 (Thursday). Therefore with just one day remaining for the transfer deadline, Everton coach Marcos Silva is determined to fill up the left-winger position in his team. Real Madrid Excludes Gareth Bale for Friendly Match Against Red Bull Salzburg.
Everton were willing to let James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun go the opposite way along with a £70m cash upfront for Zaha. But Palace held on to their £100m valuation for the Ivorian star.
Arsenal Reject Everton's Bid For Alex Iwobi
Arsenal have rejected Everton's £30m bid for Alex Iwobi and will hold out for £40m+ [BBC] pic.twitter.com/bUXmN37n4e
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) August 7, 2019
For Iwobi's Development Sell Him
Alex Iwobi for £30m 🤔
How many matches does Iwobi play in a season? He is more like a bench player or Is that the reason why the bid is low?
What are you thoughts? pic.twitter.com/aUjc4ODIuo
— Michael Tolani (@theShortolani) August 7, 2019
Dog On Hot Chips
Obviously it's never as easy as this, but if the Iwobi to Everton rumours are true, it would be a great scenario to see him leaving to make room for Nelson/Saka and free up wages and money for a potential Upamecano transfer. I'd be all over that like a dog on hot chips. #afc
— AFC Opinions (@opinions_afc) August 7, 2019
Should Be Unreal Business
30m for Iwobi would be unreal business. Didn’t LFC get the Ox for 35m? #AFC
— Gunner Down Under (@westsydneyAFC) August 7, 2019
Tell Everton to Increase the Bid Amount
Tell Everton to make it £37.5m for Iwobi 🤝 Deal #Afc
— Rob Jones (@RSENAL1981) August 7, 2019
Meanwhile, Arsenal have also been chasing Zaha and has two bids for the Ivorian star rejected by Palace. The Unai Emery coached side have already signed three players in the ongoing transfer window and have eyed Zaha as their prime target to strengthen the wings.