Iwobi says he joined Everton to seek new challenges.

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi has maintained that he does not have any regrets about leaving his boyhood club Arsenal for Everton. 

Iwobi joined Everton from Arsenal on English summer transfer deadline day in a deal that could run up to £40m. 

The 23-year-old forward said he joined Everton to seek new challenges and does not have a single regret about it. 

Alex Iwobi joined Everton on English summer transfer deadline day (Everton)
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“I thought that this was a big opportunity and I shouldn’t turn it down. I’ve got no regrets about the decision," Iwobi told Soccer Saturday. 

The midfielder was on holidays after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) when negotiations with Everton started. 

I got a few phone calls [about the deal] and spoke to my agent,” Iwobi added. 

“It took about a day of talking to the manager and talking to Marcel Brand (Everton's director of football).

It wasn’t really hard and I got convinced. I was very comfortable [at Arsenal] and I was on holiday so I didn’t think about any move. I got the call and thought about if this would be a better chance for me to improve myself as a player."

Comfortable

Alex Iwobi has scored two goals in four games for Everton so far this season (PA)
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Iwobi has settled in quickly at Everton with two goals already in four games.

It’s so far, so good, I feel like I’ve got a new home and I’m really comfortable here,” Iwobi also said.

I haven’t noticed much of a difference [between Liverpool and London] but the thing I struggle with is the accent here.

“When Duncan [Ferguson] was speaking to me at first, I had to listen and engage and I wasn’t sure what he had said so I just agreed.

“It’s adapting to that but apart from that, it’s almost the same as being in London.

“So far, I’ve been treated really well. It’s a family club and everyone treats you like family. Even though it’s different to Arsenal, I’m enjoying it.”

Iwobi played the whole 90 minutes in Everton’s 3-1 loss away at Bournemouth on Saturday, September 15.