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Ademola Lookman Joins RB Leipzig From Everton In £22m Deal
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Ademola Lookman Joins RB Leipzig From Everton In £22m Deal

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Ademola Lookman has completed a £22m ($27m) permanent transfer from Premier League side Everton to RB Leipzig in Germany.

The 21-year-old returns to the club where he spent the second half of the 2017-2018 season on loan, signing a five-year contract through to the summer of 2024.

During his previous stint with Leipzig, Lookman scored 5 goals in 11 appearances putting him in the good books of the club.

The player who has Nigerian roots but has played for England at age grade levels told the club website on signing:

“I am very happy to be back here and would like to continue where I left off in the second half of 2018 for RB Leipzig.

“Of course, I am also looking forward to seeing my team-mates again and would like to help the team to continue to celebrate great successes.

“Finally I can play again in the Red Bull Arena in front of this great backdrop and the fans. And last but not least, I would like to thank God, the fans and RB Leipzig for making my move possible.”

Markus Krosche, sporting director said about the signing: “We are very pleased as we have worked hard to get Ademola Lookman.

“It was a long process altogether, mainly because we would have liked to have him come last summer. But we have been persistent and that has now paid off.

“Ademola was absolutely convincing during his six-month loan and he will now integrate again quickly and certainly enrich our attacking game even further with his abilities.”

The England U-21 international scored four times for the Toffees in 48 appearances since signing from Charlton in 2017.