By Wayne Veysey

6th Jan, 2017 | 11:29am

Everton fans react after major January signing is done

By Alex Stevens

Everton fans have reacted with delight after the club announced the signing of winger Ademola Lookman.

The Merseysiders revealed on their official website on Thursday afternoon that they have captured the teenage forward, 19, from League One club Charlton.

Everton did not reveal the fee for Lookman, which has been reported as costing between £7.5million and £11million, but did state that the youngster has signed on a four-and-a-half year contract until July 2021.

Everton fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Lookman, who is the most expensive ever signing from a third tier club.

They expressed their pleasure at the club landing a young player who was targeted by many of the Premier League big guns, although it has been questioned why he did not return to Charlton on loan for the rest of the season.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The Charlton academy product has been one of the outstanding players in the English lower leagues this season with his performances on the left wing.

He has has scored seven goals and supplied two assists from 25 matches for the third tier club, including five goals in League One encounters.

In total, Lookman made 49 appearances for the Addicks in all first team competitions, scoring 12 goals.

The England Under-20 international becomes the first January signing of Ronald Koeman, who reiterated on Thursday afternoon that he is keen to make significant improvements to his squad during the mid-season window.

Koeman is also trying to prise midfield anchorman Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United, with reports emerging on Friday morning that the deal is all but done.

The France international has barely had a look-in under Jose Mourinho this season and has reportedly been training alone after being frozen out of the first-team squad.

In other Everton transfer news, a midfielder has signed after the Merseysiders settled terms.