Alex Iwobi Profile: The All That There Is To Know

Alex Iwobi is arguably one of the most promising football talents to come out of Nigeria in recent years.

Having come to limelight about five years ago, the midfielder won praise both home and abroad for his performances.

No doubt you have many questions about Iwobi. Where was he born? What is his net worth? How much is his salary? What is hometown?

Don’t worry, this article has the answers to your questions. I will evaluate several details of Alex Iwobi’s biography for your benefit.

Let’s dive into it!

Alex Iwobi Biography

Alexander Iwobi’s life is testament to the determination and sheer will that most Nigerians exhibit. He was born on May 3, 1996 to Chuba Iwobi in Lagos.

Two years later,  young Iwobi moved along with his family to Turkey.

Iwobi And Okocha

The family later moved to the United Kingdom to be with former Super Eagles maestro Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha.

Yes, Iwobi is actually related to the legendary Nigerian player through his mother who is siblings with Okocha.

Iwobi spent most of his childhood in Newham, an East London community near Bolton Wanderers, where his uncle Okocha played.

He joined English Premier League side Arsenal  aged eight and soon faced the task of handing school alongside footballing practice.

Things weren’t smooth sailing for Iwobi in his time at the Arsenal academy, however.

On two occasions, Iwobi teetered on the brink of being released from Arsenal.

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But, with the combined efforts of his uncle Okocha and his family, Iwobi was able to pull through and cemented his place in Arsenal. Iwobi’s performance improved such that the club offered him a long-term contract in 2015.

This post was first published on GoalBall.

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