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Iwobi not good enough for Everton – Darren Bent

Darren Bent slams Iwobi
  • Bent considers Alex Iwobi’s end product appalling.
  • Urges Everton to get Wilfred Zaha, who he considers an upgrade on the Super Eagles player.

Iwobi had an underwhelming first campaign with Everton aftermath his move to the club from Arsenal on the last day of last summer’s transfer window.

The Nigeria international, who joined the Merseyside Blue for a fee around £35m cited the need to shoulder more responsibility as the reason for ending his seven years association with Arsenal.

However, after a bright start to life at the Goodison Park, Iwobi ended his first campaign at Everton with only two goals in 31 appearances.

Bent, who represented loads of English Premier League clubs before he retired in 2019 believes Iwobi’s numbers aren’t good enough and according to him, ‘he’s isn’t doing anything at Everton.’

“For me, Alex Iwobi doesn’t do it for me,” the 13-capped England international as quoted by Liverpool Echo.

“His end product’s not good enough, he doesn’t score enough goals, doesn’t create enough goals so he’s not really doing anything.”

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The retired striker continued, “For me if Zaha can get himself down there and play on the left-hand side with Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Gomes, I really like what they’re doing down there. If I’m Everton, I go for that one 100 per cent.

“I think it is (a step up). “I know you might look at where they are in the league but I’d say it’s a step up in regards, they have a top manager, he’s going to attract top players.

“I think he’s definitely a signing that they need. Whether he takes them to the next level I’m not quite sure yet. His stats last season would suggest probably not, they weren’t great.

“I mean four assists and five goals for someone of his quality isn’t great and it doesn’t really inspire you with confidence where you start thinking: ‘We’ve got him, we’ve got the guy that’s going to drag this team to the verge of Champions League football.’

“He’s definitely a signing that they need because they need people with quality.”

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