Everton manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that the English Premier League club have begun contract talks with Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi concerning the extension of his contract, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The Nigeria international whose contract expires at the end of next season has been in fine form for the Toffees since Lampard took charge of the club last season.
Iwobi played a major role towards the end of the 2021/22 season as Everton survived relegation from the English topflight football.
This season, he continues to be a top performer for the club and has been deployed in a new midfield role by the former Chelsea player.
The 26-year-old has once again excelled in his new role and has been massive for the Merseysiders, having a hand in four of their eight league goals.
His performances have drawn praise from the individuals and the club faithful with former Manchester United players Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand the latest to praise the Nigerian.
Former Nigeria international and uncle to the in-form player, Austin Okocha, and even Lampard were among those who have showered encomium on the former Arsenal player.
With just a year left on his running contract, reports of contract talks between the club and the player have emerged with Lampard on Thursday confirming the reports.
“Yes, I know that Thelwell’s speaking with Alex’s people on that front,” Lampard told Richard Buxton, as per Fabrizio Romano.
“We will see how that one develops.”
With Iwobi’s impressive form, Everton would do everything possible to tie him down for a few more years