Schneiderlin: This special Everton 19-year-old caught my eye in first training session
By Harvey Byrne
Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed fellow January signing Ademola Lookman caught his eye in his first training session at the club.
The duo made the switch to Merseyside as the clubs only winter signings for a combined fee of £27.5million.
Lookman, 19, joined from League One side Charlton for a price of £7.5million and Schneiderlin has admitted he knew little of him before moving to the club.
However, the defensive midfielder has shared that he has since become a big fan of the youngster and has tipped him to go far in the game.
“He’s a very good player,” started Schneiderlin, speaking about Lookman on Everton’s official Facebook page’s question and answer session.
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“First, I didn’t really know him. I didn’t watch any games from him because he was playing at Charlton and everything, but I’ve heard of him and people were telling me he’s a very good player.
“Then in the first training session you can see straight away from the first touch who is a good player. He is the one that caught your eye because he has something special, he knows he has talent, but he also knows that he has to improve in certain areas of the game because he’s still young.
“He’s a good listener, he listens to other people, he asks for some advice and he’s a very good kid and I’m sure he’ll go far.”
Lookman has already got on the score sheet for Everton with a fine goal in his Premier League debut during the 4-0 victory over Manchester City.
He has since featured five more times for the club and it is clear that Ronald Koeman has big plans for him.
Meanwhile, Schneiderlin himself boasts plenty of Premier League experience after playing for both Southampton and Manchester United.
Both additions will now be hoping to help the Toffees progress up the league table and put a dreadful couple of years under Roberto Martinez behind them for good.
In other Everton news, Steve Walsh is eyeing another wonderkid signing.