Ademola Lookman to complete £10m Everton move
Everton are expected to complete a £10m deal for Charlton’s 19-year-old forward Ademola Lookman early in the January transfer window.
Director of Football Steve Walsh has made the signing a priority and the move is likely to go through quickly as manager Ronald Koeman starts what is expected to be a busy January.
Lookman scored his seventh goal of the season in Charlton’s 1-0 win at MK Dons on Boxing Day.
He was also linked with Crystal Palace.
Everton – with Walsh a key figure – are embarking on a policy of recruiting emerging young talent as well as established players.
The Toffees signed teenager striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Sheffield United for £1.5m in August and the England youth international has figured as a substitute against Arsenal and Liverpool recently.
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Charlton had hoped Everton would loan Lookman back to them for the rest of the season but he is seen as someone who could quickly play a part at Goodison Park.
Koeman will also bid to tie up a move for Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in a deal that will cost around £20m.
Schneiderlin has been told he can leave Old Trafford by manager Jose Mourinho and Everton also have a strong interest in Koeman’s fellow countryman Memphis Depay.
The Netherlands attacker is also surplus to requirements under Mourinho.