So far we know that Everton has bid £30 Million for Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, we know that bid was turned down, we know Everton are expected to make another attempt but what we do not know is how much it will take to tempt Arsenal to sell or even if they want to.
Well, step in David Ornstein to bring some clarity.
As per others, Everton £30m bid for Alex Iwobi rejected. Made to Arsenal today & knocked back. Expected to return with improved offer but likely need £40m+ to be accepted. 23yo not agitating but would go if deal agreed. #EFC interest recent & is in addition to Wilfied Zaha #CPFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 7, 2019
£40 Million plus then and Ornstein also confirms that Iwobi is not agitating for a move but would go if a deal is agreed.
So the ball is firmly in Everton’s court, they either cough up in excess of £40 Million or Arsenal will not agree to the sale.
If the Toffees did offer the huge £70 Million that has been reported for Zaha then they clearly have the money, it is just a question if they believe that the 23-year-old winger is worth the valuation Arsenal have slapped on the player.
No doubt there will be more to this as the day unfolds and it could go down to the wire depending on how desperate Everton are to get this deal done.