Alex Iwobi is thrilled to reunite with Marco Silva at Craven Cottage as Fulham secures his signing for £22m.
The Nigerian midfielder, who signed a five-year contract with the Cottagers, credits Silva for convincing him to return to London.
Silva previously brought Iwobi to Everton from Arsenal in 2019, but was let go after a few months due to the team’s struggles.
Iwobi chose to join Fulham because of the club’s ambition and the trust Silva has in his abilities.
“I’m buzzing, I just can’t wait to get started, I’m excited to start my journey here,” he said.
“Marco Silva spoke to me about the ambitions of the Club, and I’m on board. Hopefully, I can bring something to the Club.
“It is the second time he signed me and this is with a charm. He wants to challenge for titles. He gave me confidence when he signed me at Everton and I hope I can repay his faith in me. He believes in my abilities. I can’t wait to work under him again.
“I felt it was time to leave and return back to London. The history of the club and the ambition and it’s a new challenge. Qualifying for the European competition will be a great deal of achievement for the club.”
On his preferred position at Fulham, Iwobi believes his versatility will help the Cottagers.
“I can play in numerous positions and can slot into any place in the forward. So whichever works is perfect for me.
“I want to do my best for the team. I want to create more memories at the club.
In four seasons at the club, Iwobi made 123 Premier League appearances for Everton, scoring six times. He was named Players’ Player of the Season and was one of the Toffees’ best players as Everton narrowly avoided relegation.
The 27-year-old played the whole 90 minutes as Everton lost 1-0 at home to Fulham on the opening day of the Premier League season.
But he picked up a hamstring injury in Everton’s 4-0 loss against Aston Villa and missed his former club’s 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves last week.