Alex Iwobi has shed light on the circumstances surrounding his departure from Premier League club Everton in the summer.
On transfer deadline day, Iwobi made the move to London side Fulham.
The Nigerian international, who had been named Everton’s best player last season, leaving the club came as a surprise to many.
Fulham paid £20m to acquire the skills of the versatile winger.
Iwobi expressed that it was a difficult choice for him to leave the club.
“It wasn’t an easy decision (to leave). I enjoyed my time there. Especially the last couple of years. I felt like they warmed to me,”he told the Athletic.
“At the same time, I felt I needed a new challenge, and Fulham are giving me the platform to express myself and do that.
“There was a lot of talks behind closed doors — there are things that I’m not allowed to say — but I feel like it was a decision from the club and from me that the best solution was to leave. I hope they do well, I have a lot of respect for them and left on good terms.”