One of Everton fans’ biggest hopes for Marco Silva is that he invests in the young players around Finch Farm, Ademola Lookman most of all. The youngster is a precocious talent, and was misused under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.
Lookman was granted a short-term loan to the Bundesliga, where he flourished for RB Leipzig. Ade contributed to 9 goals in just 11 matches for the German side, and Leipzig were said to be interested in a permanent move. The Mirror’s Adrian Kajumba reports that a bid has been lodged, and summarily rejected by Everton.
Yes, Royal Blue Mersey is certainly biased, but the rumored £12 million is insultingly low. Lookman might be a star in the making, and Leipzig would need to move heaven and earth to get Marco Silva to give up on him without so much as a chance in preseason.
If Everton did indeed receive and reject a bid, it’s good news - we’re one step closer to my dream of a Lookman/Sigurdsson/Walcott/Tosun attack on opening day.