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Ademola Lookman seals transfer to RB Leipzig from Everton in £22.5million deal

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RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Ademola Lookman from Everton.

Lookman, 21, joined the Toffees from Charlton in 2017, but has turned his back on the Premier League for a new life in Germany.

Lookman enjoyed a good loan spell at Leipzig during the 2017/18 season
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The England Under-21 international had a successful loan spell at Leipzig in 2018 but struggled to make an impact on the first-team at Goodison Park last season.

And he has been allowed to leave on a permanent basis, signing a five-year deal for a fee believed to be around £22.5million.

Lookman, who came through Charlton’s academy, scored 48 goals in 48 appearances for Everton.

After securing his move, Lookman said: “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 teammates 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.”

The winger scored five goals in eleven games during his last stint in the Bundesliga and will be looking to emulate English sensation Jadon Sancho, who enjoyed a brilliant 2018/19 season with Borussia Dortmund.


Lookman also joins Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu at Leipzig, who sealed a season-long loan move to the club.

Sporting director Markus Krosche said: “We are very pleased that it has worked hard to commit 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 has been absolutely convincing during his six-month loan and he will now integrate again quickly and certainly enrich our offensive game with its dynamics even further.”





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