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Paul Mitchell: RB Leipzig 'keeping close eye' on Ademola Lookman

Leipzig 'keeping close eye' on Lookman
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RB Leipzig chief Paul Mitchell hints that the club could make a fresh approach for Ademola Lookman, despite having an offer for the Everton ace rejected in the summer.

RB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell has confirmed that the German side still retain an interest in Everton attacker Ademola Lookman.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan in the Bundesliga, scoring five goals in 11 appearances.

Leipzig were keen to strike a permanent deal in the summer, and the player pushed for a way out of Goodison Park, only for the Toffees to block a move.

Having again been restricted to minimal appearances so far this season, however, with his four Premier League outings all coming from the bench, Lookman could get another chance to kickstart his career abroad.

Asked about the Bulls' interest in the England Under-21s international, Mitchell is quoted by The Sun as saying: "It's clear how much affection we have for Ademola and I think from the way he performed here, the environment we created for him and the platform we gave him, he also enjoyed his time here.

"And with a situation like that, we would always be open to revisiting, but you never know. At this moment he is an Everton player and he's working with some really good people there.

"We know him and we will always keep a very close eye on his development because we see him as a Red Bull guy from his time here. But at the moment we just have to hope that he continues his progression as a footballer and let's see what the future brings."

Leipzig are rumoured to have tabled a £25m offer for Lookman during the summer transfer window.


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RB Leipzig's Ademola Lookman watches on from the sideline in the game against Borussia Monchengladbach on February 3, 2018
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