I thought news about Ademola Lookman had gone quiet, especially since he found the back of the net in the recent friendly for Everton.
“Ademola Lookman is currently a player of Everton. He knows from his time with us and also through the relationships he has built up with us, our appreciation for his quality as a player and as a person. We are in constant contact with his club.” – Leipzig Manager Ralf Rangnick pic.twitter.com/Za21R90x4O
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) July 18, 2018
Well, I say found the back of the net, he scored a first-half hattrick in our 22-0 victory over ATV Irdning at the weekend as Marco Silva opened up our pre-season game portion and we took to the pitch for the first time this summer.
Bild (via the Daily Post’s transfer ticker from yesterday) quote Leipzig’s manager Ralf Rangnick as saying that he’s in ‘constant contact’ with Everton over the 20-year-old.
I wonder if we’ve left him on hold and he likes the music?
Now, Leipzig’s interest in the player is hardly new and this isn’t the first time they seem to want to conduct their summer transfer business via the media as Rangnick is clearly a man who doesn’t know how to shut up about another clubs’ player, reaction on social media to his latest blathering has been exactly how you’d expect.
if that's not tapping up a player I don't know what is
— Biggen (@jptully) July 18, 2018
tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. pic.twitter.com/krq73qSXZ5
— Ryan Reynolds (@Reynolds_R) July 18, 2018
Nah he’s just trying to unsettle player. Everton have no interest in selling him
— Paul Withe (@paulwithe) July 18, 2018
I’d love to spin arl ralphy’s jaw for him.
— Sean Lawrence (@SL1878) July 18, 2018
This is what we should be saying about him not Leipzig.????????counting to 10 now and calming down
— holty (@mickyholt) July 18, 2018
Looks like he'll be off if Everton didn't want him to go why haven't they said he's going nowhere
— paul gallagher (@gagsy1978) July 18, 2018
Does this not need reporting to UEFA now?
— Michael moran (@michaelmoran198) July 18, 2018