Report: 19-year-old Everton star makes big commitment for future
By Matt Bullin
Everton’s 19-year-old forward Ademola Lookman has committed his future to the England national side according to a report.
The Times reported today that despite interest from Nigeria, Lookman has decided to represent England at the Under-20s World Cup this summer, after talks with Dan Ashworth, the FA’s director of elite development.
Lookman was born in London to parents of Nigerian descent, hence his eligibility for England and Nigeria.
But the 19-year-old has never previously represented Nigeria – having played five times for England Under-19s and nine times for the Under-20s, scoring one goal.
As he targets a place in Gareth Southgate’s senior squad he has committed to the Under-20s World Cup which takes place in South Korea this summer.
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Lookman was previously in the England Under-19 squad for the 2016 European Championships, in which the young Three Lions lost out to Italy in the semi-final.
Since his arrival at Goodison Park in January of this year Lookman has featured six times in the Premier League and scored on his debut the Toffees 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City.
However prior to his £7.5million move from Charlton, he did make 25 league and cup appearances this season, scoring seven goals.
Lookman has been an unused substitute in Everton’s last five games, but the fans will hope to see more from the promising youngster in the run up to the end of the season.
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