Date: 23rd May 2019 at 8:30am
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Everton have made an embarrassing U-turn on Ademola Lookman with Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reporting that the 21-year-old will be made available this summer.

The Toffees rejected a £22m bid from RB Leipzig in August 2018, missing out on the chance to make 100% profit after 18 months, and Marcel Brands now looks incredibly foolish for turning down so much money for the left-winger.

Lookman has scored only four goals in 48 appearances since joining Everton from Charlton Athletic in January 2017 and endured a forgettable 2018/19 campaign under Marco Silva.

The England u21 international failed to score a single goal in 21 Premier League games this season, racking up only 601 minutes of football, and Lookman’s value is likely to drop as a result.

The Daily Mail say Everton want £20m for his signature, but it’s hard to see any club meeting that asking price given the year Lookman has had. Crystal Palace are the latest side to be linked with the wide-man, but it’s hard to see the Eagles making an out-of-form player their third-most expensive signing.

Everton want to cash in on as many fringe players as possible to put the money towards summer transfer targets, but Lookman might have to be loaned out to recapture his form and boost his value.

If chances will be few and far between at Goodison Park, the 21-year-old need to join a side willing to give him first-team football.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

6 Replies to “Opinion: Everton embarrass themselves after £20m U-turn, latest report is laughable”

  • There’s nothing embarrassing in that. New manager wanted to have him and took one season to look at player himself. Now he thinks that Lookman will not provide for Everton what he would like, so they decided to sell. Ademola is very young so they can still attract good offer for him.

  • Agree and if LFC want £25 Million for Wilson we will get the money for Lookman, did the author ever watch Everton this year as Lookman looked good on almost every appearance he made just we have established players in his position and I believe its his attitude that stopped more appearences

  • Why are these so called journalists trying to make Brands out to be incompetent.. . Absolutely nothing wrong with giving Lookman more time at the club to prove himself ….. and for me i would keep any young exciting England international to see how things go …… Incredibly foolish ????? what a knob head.

  • Pathetic piece of “journalism” how is it embarrassing for the manager to have a look at a player and see if he can break into the team before selling him?

    Your opinion carries literally no weight so why not do yourself a favour and stop posting rubbish like this.

  • This is the second article I have read on this site/blog in recent days and it’s difficult not to laugh. Has the author any knowledge about Everton/Football/Business? Really poor article.

  • The only thing laughable and embarrassing is the lack of research and journalistic talent of the author

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