It is all starting to happen at a rapid pace, first Everton bid £30 Million for forward Alex Iwobi and then almost immediately Arsenal reject the bid.
According to a variety of sources, it was £25 Million plus add ons bringing the total package up to £30 Million.
Can confirm Everton have tabled a bid for Alex Iwobi – @AdrianJKajumba reporting that Arsenal have turned the initial £25m + add-ons offer down.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 7, 2019
But that is not the end of it as Everton are expected to table a further bid later today, according to reports on Sky Sports News itself and online.
And that bid has been rejected. Expectation is that this will not be the end of it.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 7, 2019
If Arsenal are adamant they are not selling Iwobi that would be very strange, he is not going to be a regular starter and £30 Million is more than I thought he was worth.
But this is the new Arsenal and maybe they are going to play hardball and try and squeeze more money out of the Toffees.
One thing is for sure though, this one is not over with just yet, Everton are desperate to strengthen and it will be very interesting to see their next bid and Arsenal’s response.