Information from the German media indicates that RB Leipzig wants to sign Ademola Lookman on a permanent deal. Lookman is on loan at the Bundesliga club until the end of the season.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has been impressed with the Everton winger during his time in Germany and is keen for the club to turn the move into a long-term deal.
However, Rangnick has confirmed there is no clause in Lookman’s current arrangement with Leipzig which would allow them to buy the 20-year-old winger at the end of his loan.
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“If it were down to us, I’d already know the answer,” sporting director Ralf Rangnick is quoted by ESPN.
“But it’s not only down to us. We have no clause in the contract.
“I think that we can only answer the question once the season’s finished. It also depends on what happens at Everton.”
Ademola Lookman has made just seven appearances in the German Bundesliga since joining on deadline day in January and has scored two goals.
“Mola has shown that he is more than just a desperate last-minute signing,” Rangnick said.
“How he played during the second half at Bremen, I really liked that. And not only because he scored that goal.”
Everton boss Sam Allardyce had been reluctant to allow Lookman to leave on loan but granted the England under-21 international his wish.
Allardyce had been keen for Lookman to go to Derby County but the youngster was set on a switch to Germany.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with the player this summer. Ademola Lookman only got 30 minutes of football at Everton before his move as Sam Allardyce settled into proceedings at Goodison Park.
The player apparently angered Sam Allardyce by forcing through his Bundesliga move, and fans were also disappointed to see him leave even on a temporary loan deal.
Sam Allardyce’ position as the coach of Everton next season is hanging on a cliffhanger, and so it might mean that whoever comes in as a replacement for the big Sam will be willing to give Lookman more playing time and a chance to prove his worth at Everton.