- Alex Iwobi has been impressive for Everton this season and the club is ready to tie him down
- The Nigerian international is set to be offered a lucrative three-and-a-half-year deal
- Talks have concluded and the 26-year-old will likely remain at Goodison Park until 2026
Nigerian international Alex Iwobi is set to sign a mouthwatering contract extension at English Premier League club Everton.
The 26-year-old midfielder has been negotiating with the club for some time now, and will be rewarded with a fresh three-and-a-half-year deal.
It was gathered that the player’s representatives have already concluded talks, as the Toffees are desperate to tie him down.
Further reports have it that Iwobi will also earn £100,000 on a weekly basis, which is far improved from his current £70,000-a-week contract, of which he has just 18 months left.
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Iwobi initially struggled at Everton following his arrival from Arsenal in 2019, but has turned around his fortunes at Goodison Park.
He has scored one goal and provided six assists in 15 league appearances for the Toffees this season.
Everton fans humiliate Iwobi
Meanwhile, Everton's season of humiliation continued, after they were picked apart by a scintillating Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore and Jaidon Anthony scored a goal apiece for Gary O'Neill's side, with the win taking Bournemouth to 13th in the Premier League standings. Everton are hovering just above relagation with 14 points.
After the game, travelling fans expressed their irritation with the team's run of form, throwing Alex Iwobi's shirt back at him.
Etim Esin berates Super Eagles
Sports Brief earlier reported that former Nigerian international Etim Esin has revealed why Ghanaian players are doing well with their national football team.
The Black Stars earned their World Cup berth at the expense of Nigeria, and showed their intent in the opening group stage match with a narrow 3-2 loss to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
According to Etim, Ghana national players have a desire to win because their patriotism is far superior to that of their Nigerian compatriots.
Source: Sports Brief News