Everton manager Marco Silva has hinted that new signing Alex Iwobi could make his debut for the club in their away game at newly promoted outfit Aston Villa.
The Midlands club will host Everton in the first game of the week three fixtures in the Premier League at Villa Park on Friday night.
In his pre-match press conference on Thursday, Marco Silva said that Alex Iwobi could make his first appearance for the Toffees against Aston Villa though he was quick to point out that the Super Eagles of Nigeria player won’t start the game.
Marco Silva said Alex Iwobi is not fit to play 90 minutes at the moment largely due to his fitness levels.
Alex Iwobi joined Everton from North London giants Arsenal in a deal reported to be around £40m.
The 24-year-old left Arsenal after 15 years at the club.
The Nigerian player had been at Arsenal since the tender age of eight.
He came through the ranks at the North London club before making his first team debut in October 2015.
Alex Iwobi scored 15 goals during his time as an Arsenal player.
His exit was facilitated by the signing of Nicholas Pepe in a club-record deal worth around £72m.