Done deal: Everton attacker secures temporary move to top-flight club
Everton have confirmed that attacker Ademola Lookman will spend the rest of the season on loan with German top-flight club RB Leipzig.
The Toffees confirmed that the 20-year-old would join the German side, who currently sit fifth in the Bundesliga, for the second half of the season via their official Twitter account.
Good luck, Ademola! pic.twitter.com/flAowGPLRY
— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2018
Lookman has failed to feature in any of Everton’s last six league games despite being able to play as a winger on either flank.
The 20-year-old has made 17 appearances this season, creating one goal while scoring three in his outings.
Two of those goals came in the 3-0 victory against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League, which was the Toffees only victory in the competition.
Football Insider Verdict:
While it’s not a shock for the youngster to leave the club on loan after he failed to feature under Sam Allardyce as of late, it’s still disappointing. The winger has shown glimpses of what he is capable of this season and looks up to task of featuring regularly for the Toffees, However, it seems clear that Allardyce disagrees. Hopefully the 20-year-old can show Allardyce what he is missing by lighting up the Bundesliga with his new side in the second half of the season. RB Leipzig should reap the benefits of player’s determination to show Everton he is more than capable, and the German club should be commended for completing this excellent piece of business.
In other Everton transfer news, they have leapfrogged Newcastle United in the pursuit of a Premier League defender.