Everton have started the season well, but one forward could be on his way out the door before the summer ends
The Premier League transfer window was closed early this season, forbidding clubs from signing new players after the season had started. They are still able to sell players to other leagues, though, which could cause problems with team depth.
Lookman spent half a year on loan at Leipzig last season, playing quite well overall. He scored five goals and had three assists in just 11 appearances. He ended his loan spell with three goals in his last two matches, leaving many fans behind as he returned to Everton.
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Since Leipzig plays such a fast tempo, high energy style of play, Lookman fits quite well into the team. His speed and quick movement make him a perfect player for the Red Bull philosophy.
His ability to play on the wing as well as through the middle as a striker make him such a great asset for any manager. Everton manager Marco Silva has not yet given Lookman any minutes this season, relying on Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse to lead the lines for Everton.
Theo Walcott has also found his feet in an Everton kit while new signing Richarlison has already scored three goals in the opening two matches of the season. With all of that considered, a move away from Goodison seems to be the right move for Lookman.
Leipzig will also benefit from Lookman as they fight their way through the Europa League. Lookman was unable to participate in the team’s journey last season as he already played for Everton in the Europa League prior to his loan spell.
Lookman will have plenty of opportunity to develop at Leipzig as well. The youth system builds up young players very well, and with Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch at the club as well, the development can only get stronger.
It will be a bit of a blow for Everton to lose such a promising player, but a solid sale price coupled with a strong squad already will put them at ease. The Blues have done some serious business this summer, so getting a bit of cash back into the club is not such a bad thing.
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