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Alex Iwobi speaks on why he left Everton FC for Fulham FC

Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has spoken about his decision to leave Everton FC for Fulham FC in the last transfer window.

Iwobi, had enjoyed consistent game time at Everton FC since January 2022 , finishing the 2022/2023 as the Toffees, Player of the season.

The Nigerian International was in the final year of his contract and surprisingly ditched Merseyside for London on transfer deadline day for £20m.

In a chat with The Athletic about his decision to leave Everton FC, Iwobi said, “It wasn’t an easy decision (to leave). I enjoyed my time there. Especially the last couple of years. I felt like they warmed to me.

“At the same time, I felt I needed a new challenge, and Fulham are giving me the platform to express myself and do that.

“There was a lot of talks behind closed doors — there are things that I’m not allowed to say — but I feel like it was a decision from the club and from me that the best solution was to leave. I hope they do well, I have a lot of respect for them and left on good terms.”

Under Marcos Silva, Alex Iwobi has participated more from the bench,  his first start did produce a goal and an assist that helped secure a 2-0 victory over Norwich in the EFL Cup.

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