Everton have completed the signing of Nigerian-Charlton youngster Ademola Lookman in a £10million deal. The 19-year-old, who made 49 appearances for Charlton after coming through the club’s youth set-up, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract which will keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2021.
Charlton had been keen for Lookman to remain at The Valley on loan for the rest of the season, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants his new recruit to be involved with his first team squad. He said: ‘It feels great to be an Everton player.
‘As soon as I heard about Everton’s interest I knew this would be the right place for me. Everton has a big history and I was also attracted by the manager. ‘When you look at what he did at Southampton, and what he does with young players in terms of developing them, that was a big attraction.
‘It was great playing in the Championship last season and for the last six months in League One but I feel like I’m ready to make the step up to the Premier League.’