Everton boss Marco Silva has called on Alex Iwobi to improve his goal scoring abilities after his transfer to Everton.
Iwobi joined Everton joining from Arsenal for £35m, and Silva says the 23-year-old’s ability to play anywhere in attack is a plus for the team.
“The position we see him in is clear, coming from the left,” said Silva. “He can also play behind the striker really well. He can even play on the right.
“He is a strong player, good skills also, but one of the things I will be demanding from him is to start scoring more goals. He is important in that position also.
“But he will help us. He can put good intensity into a match, which is something I like in my attacking players. He will give different option in the attack”.
Silva turned to Iwobi after Everton failed to agree a deal for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha , but the former Watford boss insists the Nigeria international was s target for the Club.
“You cannot just have one name, you have some names, we tried the players and the market was difficult,” said Silva, whose side travel to Crystal Palace for their Premier League opener on Saturday.
“When we lost [Ademola] Lookman we look for one winger, not two, and we have tried to do the deals and achieve a very good player.”
Iwobi who missed Everton’s premier league operner against Crystal Palace scored 15 goals in 148 appearances for Arsenal during his 16 years stay at the club.