Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Everton to sign new wing-backs in the January transfer window, insisting Alex Iwobi will find it difficult to perform well in the position.
Iwobi, 24, featured as a wing-back in Everton’s game against Fulham and Leeds United following the injuries suffered by Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne.
He impressed against Fulham to help Carlo Ancelotti’s men secure all three points in the encounter but struggled in the position against Leeds which they lost.
And speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor explained that playing out of position is never easy for any payer and advised Everton to bolster their squad in the next transfer window.
“If you’re looking at Iwobi and Davies they’re not defenders so when you ask them to play in that position it’s tough for anyone.”
“If I had to play in those positions I would be frightened. Those positions are where you do the most running in the team, it’s not their fault they were frightened and asked to play there.”
“Ancelotti has got a lot of injuries in the wing-back and full-back roles, he just put his fittest players available in there.”
“Maybe it’s something Everton need to look at it in the future, to add more strength in depth in full-back positions.”
Iwobi has scored one goal in 11 games across all competitions for Everton this current campaign.
The Goodison Park outfit is currently eighth on the Premier League table after gathering 16 points from 10 games.
They will face struggling Burnley today with the hope of bouncing back from the loss to Leeds.
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