Everton fans react on Twitter as Koeman completes first winter transfer
By Emma Sanders
Everton fans reacted with excitement on Twitter after the club announced they have signed Ademola Lookman on Thursday afternoon.
The 19-year-old forward has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the club and fans were excited to see pictures of the winger which emerged on Twitter shortly afterwards.
Everton’s official website revealed the news on Thursday afternoon but they did not disclose the fee paid for Lookman. The news was also confirmed on their official Twitter account.
— Everton (@Everton) January 5, 2017
BBC Sport claim the fee could rise to up to £11 million.
Lookman has joined from League One outfit Charlton and he becomes the club’s first signing of the transfer window. While plenty of fans were excited, there was concern by reports of such a large fee.
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Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Kopites heads fall off around the world today as Mayor Joe Anderson states the council have actually paid the £7.5mil fee for Lookman #efc
— That's Gueye that. (@Day89) January 5, 2017
— Everton FC Photos (@EFCSnapped) January 5, 2017
Hoping this Lookman comes in. Hungry. Fearless. And just tears it up. Good luck lad #EFC
— Everton (@footyfeed_efc) January 5, 2017
— Ed Shorthouse (@ed_shorthouse) January 5, 2017
Not seen much of Lookman, trust Koeman's and Walsh's judgement tho #EFC
— Harry Hayes (@HarryEFC_) January 5, 2017
Really pleased with capture of Lookman. Other big clubs had been watching him too. Looks a good finisher. Improves depth in attack too. #EFC
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) January 5, 2017
— Elliott Cuff (@CuffWrites) January 5, 2017
Does the Lookman signing mean the end of Deulofeu at #EFC?
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) January 5, 2017
The youngster has shown huge potential at Charlton and he broke in the first team last season and has gone on to become a regular squad member for the England under-20s.
Lookman is expected to be a replacement for Yannick Bolasie who suffered a serious knee injury which has ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
The winger has already scored seven goals and provided two assists in 25 appearances in all competitions for Charlton.
One Charlton fan offered a bit of help for any Everton fans not sure about who or what they were buying.
In other Everton transfer news, a midfielder has signed after the Merseysiders settled terms.