Everton and midfielder Alex Iwobi are in protracted contract negotiations. Iwobi’s current agreement expires in less than a year.
No agreement has yet been reached between the two parties, according to news reports and Everton want to keep discussing.
Following Iwobi’s comeback season before last, the Toffees began contract negotiations in September. According to Sean Dyche, these discussions are part of a larger ongoing process of communication with players and their representatives.
The Nigerian international joined the Toffees in 2019 and was a regular last season, starting all 38 games of the Premier League season. However, Iwobi’s uncertain future made Everton vulnerable to serious bids for the player.
Iwobi is still one of Dyche’s most important players for the upcoming season, and losing him now or even in the near future would be simply terrible for Everton.
Iwobi has less than a year left on his current contract, and it will be extremely challenging to find a replacement right away given how important he is to the squad and how much of an impact he has had on it overall.
With the signings of Arnaut Danjuma and Youssef Chermiti and efforts to alleviate Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury woes, Everton has already made considerable progress toward providing Iwobi with the resources that might undoubtedly help him improve even more.
After a challenging and contentious season at Goodison Park, things are finally beginning to take shape under Dyche’s leadership, and signing Iwobi to a new contract will likely be an important task.