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Ronald Koeman delighted at Everton capture of Ademola Lookman

The youngster joined Everton from Charlton Athletic on Thursday

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has expressed his delight at the club completing the capture of Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic.

The 19-year-old forward officially joined the Blues on Thursday in an undisclosed deal.

He has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Goodison Park and has been handed the number 31 shirt in the first team squad.

It is believed that his signing was made a priority by Director of Football Steve Walsh, who is keen to embark on a policy of bringing young players to Merseyside.

The first such signing was Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window and the capture of Lookman is likely to be followed by more in future.

Manager Koeman certainly has high hopes for his latest recruit, though, telling the club’s official website that everyone at the club is expecting big things.

“Ademola is a big talent and, at 19 years old, he has a big future in the game. I’m really happy that we’ve been able to bring him here to the club.

“This is part of the vision we have for the club and it’s important to give to young players the opportunity so that the team continues to evolve and improve.

“We believe in the player and in the development of the player which, of course, will take time but he will have a big part to play in the future of the club.”