Everton urged to sign Zaha as Iwobi ‘doesn’t really do anything’
Darren Bent has urged Everton to move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, as Alex Iwobi “doesn’t really do anything”.
Zaha could finally be on the move this summer, having been keen on a Selhurst Park exit for the last two seasons.
Palace’s signing of Eberechi Eze from QPR could be a sign that they are preparing for life without their star winger, and Everton are said to be interested in the former Manchester United man.
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The Toffees reportedly attempted to sign Zaha last summer, but ended up signing Iwobi from Arsenal – one of many terrible transfer decisions under Marco Silva.
Bent has ripped into Iwobi, insisting Zaha would be a huge upgrade despite a relatively lean time of it last season.
Bent told Football Insider: “I think he’s definitely a signing that they need. Whether he takes them to the next level I’m not quite sure yet. His stats last season would suggest probably not, they weren’t great.
“I mean four assists and five goals for someone of his quality isn’t great and it doesn’t really inspire you with confidence where you start thinking: ‘We’ve got him, we’ve got the guy that’s going to drag this team to the verge of Champions League football.’
“He’s definitely a signing that they need because they need people with quality.
“For me, Alex Iwobi doesn’t do it for me, his end product’s not good enough, he doesn’t score enough goals, doesn’t create enough goals so he’s not really doing anything.
“For me, if Zaha can get himself down there and play on the left-hand side with Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Gomes, I really like what they’re doing down there. If I’m Everton, I go for that one 100 per cent.”
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