Everton podcaster Matty Lamb has been sharing his thoughts on Toffees attacker Alex Iwobi and his future at Goodison Park.
This comes after Lamb made an appearance on a recent video from the Toffee TV YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning the Merseyside club.
On the topic of Iwobi and his future as an Everton player, Lamb had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Iwobi is probably another player that if an offer came in, they’d be looking to get rid of. I know we’re short on wingers – if you can call him a winger – I don’t think he would call himself a winger.
“He’d be one of those players we’d be happy to get rid of but we’re not going to make much money on him.”
Since then, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £19.8m, has made 65 appearances for the Toffees in which he has managed to score four goals and provide four assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Matty Lamb’s comments on Iwobi and his future…
Given how Iwobi only managed to score one goal and provide two assists throughout the season that ultimately saw him earn a rather underwhelming overall rating of 6.54/10, placing 15 other Everton players above him according to WhoScored, it’s easy to see why Lamb thinks the club could be open to selling the Nigerian this summer even if they aren’t offered a substantial fee for him.
Should Everton consider selling Iwobi this summer?
In our view, with Iwobi not exactly proving himself to be a crucial figure for Everton in terms of having a consistent impact in front of goal throughout the season, perhaps now should be the time for the club to consider cashing in on him and finding a suitable replacement.
However, with Everton still without a new permanent manager in the wake of Carlo Ancelotti’s departure to Real Madrid, we feel that this should be their main priority first then allow whichever manager they bring in to make a decision on which players they want to keep or sell.