Alex Iwobi has thrown his future at Everton into speculation after dropping a hint that he would love to see himself playing in the UEFA Champions League.
The 27-year-old has proven himself to be one of the best players in the Premier League and was instrumental in helping the Toffees avoid relegation in their last two campaigns. Despite starting on the wrong foot at Everton due to inconsistent performances, the Nigeria international has been one of Everton’s best players in the last two seasons.
With just one year left on his contract, Everton has offered Iwobi a new improved long-term contract understood to be for four but the Nigerian is yet to sign the contract as he also has a lot of offers from clubs outside England.
Despite the new contract on the table, Iwobi is however looking for an opportunity of returning to play in the Champions League – a competition he last featured in while at his boyhood club Arsenal.
Iwobi is currently on international duty with Nigeria’s Super Eagles who are set to face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Liberia on Sunday, he took out time to speak about his future in an interview with Nigeria’s sports station Brila FM.
“I won’t go to Saudi Arabia,” Iwobi told Brila FM. “I feel like I have a lot to prove with my football, and I would like to play in the Champions League. It has always been my dream; I have played in it before, and I want to have a taste of it again.
“I have been told to focus on my football so whatever is happening behind closed doors, I’ll leave it to my agent. I don’t know what is going on, I am here to do a job for my national team, and I am here to focus on football.”