Club offers significant pay rise for star player to quit Everton today

Fulham have offered Alex Iwobi a significantly better offer than the one he has at Everton, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper reported on its print edition (page 59, 1 September) that the Cottagers have made a £20million bid for the midfielder.

Club offers significant pay rise for star player to quit Everton today - report

The Nigeria international joined the Toffees from Arsenal in 2019, and has made 140 appearances for the Merseyside club.

“Iwobi was Everton’s most creative player last term with nine assists, but his contract is up next summer and Fulham – believed to have bid £20million – have made him a significantly better offer than the one he has at the Toffees,” according to the Mirror.

Dyche dilemma

Everton boss Sean Dyche has faced many dilemmas in his time at the club so far, with issues both on and off the pitch given him plenty of headaches.

And the situation with midfield man Iwobi is the latest one, with the manager needing to make a decision that suits the club.

First and foremost, losing the former Gunners man would be a blow given both his creativity and his versatility on the pitch, with not many other players able to offer what he does.

However, the Toffees will be fully aware that the player would more than likely leave the club for free next summer upon the expiry of his contract, meaning it would be foolish to say no to £20million this time around.

But even if it does suit the Merseyside club, they would still be in a tricky situation given how they do not have much time at all to spend some of the fee on a replacement.

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