According to the Nigerian International who made this known while fielding questions from journalists shortly after a training session ahead of their clash with Watford on Saturday, he said Everton’s offer was too good for him to turn down.
“I spoke to the manager and Marcel [Brands] and they almost lured me in.”
“The offer was too attractive for me to turn down. The manager was telling me, ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care of you’. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.
“I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move, I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.”