RB Leipzig have had Everton’s Ademola Lookman on loan since January, and are now aiming to make the deal permanent, according to ESPN.
The 20-year-old scored the winning goal in his first appearance for Leipzig, coming in as a late substitute against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has so far gone on to make seven appearances in total for the German club, and last weekend he scored his second goal in their 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen.
Lepzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick says Lookman has proven he’s much more than a mere last-minute signing, and if it was up to them only, the deal would have been already done. However, Everton also have a strong say in the matter as there was no option to buy included in the contract. The two clubs will sit down to discuss a potential agreement once the season is over.
With midfielder Naby Keita’s move to Liverpool imminent and plenty of demand for striker Timo Werner, signing Lookman permanently would go some way in replenishing the squad at Leipzig.
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