It appears the long-drawn saga of Ademola Lookman moving to RB Leipzig is drawing to a profitable conclusion for Everton.
As reported by the Mirror, the German club have now submitted a fourth offer for the player, this time for a hefty £25m that gets them closer to the £30m price tag that the Blues have slapped on the 20-year-old player who was on the fringes of the Everton side but did well on loan as a super-sub for the Bundesliga side in the second half of the season.
The media outlet goes on to say that the youngster has not traveled to the south with the Blues traveling party for today’s Premier League game against AFC Bournemouth in preparation for his eventual departure with the transfer window set to close across Europe in a week.
Despite repeated assurances from manager Marco Silva that there was a spot for the player at the Blues, it appears Lookman’s heart was set on going to Germany no matter what.
Director of Football Marcel Brands is said to be putting in some performance-related clauses in the deal, and will likely push for a sell-on fee percentage as well should Leipzig attempt to sell him in a couple of years or so.