SPORTS NEWS: Alex Iwobi Reveals Calvin Bassey’s Role In His Move To Fulham

Alex Iwobi Reveals Calvin Bassey's Role In His Move To Fulham

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midfielder Iwobi said his countryman joined in convincing him to join from on the deadline day.

Recall that who is recovering from a hamstring , signed a five-year deal with Fulham on Friday, September 1 after the club paid €22 million for the international.

Iwobi, 27, said Bassey who also joined Fulham this summer would be ecstatic to see him when he returns from national duty because of their talks before agreeing to join the club.

“I spoke to Calvin a lot in the previous week and he told me to hurry up and that they were waiting for me and I am sure he will be excited to see me eventually when he returns from the international break,” Iwobi told Fulham's official website.

Aside from his countryman, Calvin Bassey, has coach Marco Silva to acknowledge for his move from Everton to Fulham.

Silva first signed Iwobi from to Everton in 2019. Unfortunately, the coach was sacked three months later.

After signing for Fulham under coach Silva again, Iwobi noted how the coach convinced him to join Fulham by telling him “about the ambitions of the Club”.

He added, “It is the second time he signed me and this is with a charm. He wants to challenge for titles. He gave me confidence when he signed me at Everton and I hope I repay his faith in me. He believes in my abilities. I 't wait to work under him again.”

Iwobi played 123 times in the for Everton during his four seasons with the team, scoring six . He was one of the Toffees' top superstars last season and was awarded Players' Player of the Season as Everton narrowly escaped relegation.

He is expected to make his debut for Fulham after the international break.

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