RB Leipzig sign Everton starlet Ademola Lookman on five-year deal worth £22.5m – The Sun

RB LEIPZIG have signed Everton starlet Ademola Lookman on a five-year deal worth £22.5million.

The English youngster, 21, becomes the latest Young Lions ace to head to the Bundesliga in search of first-tam football.

Lookman has penned a contract up until the summer of 2024 and will wear the No17 shirt in Germany.

The England Under-21s ace has been on the radar of Leipzig for months now, having impressed on loan last year.

Leipzig were not the only club chasing Lookman though, as Crystal Palace considered him to be a potential replacement for wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha.

But Lookman will now link up with Chelsea star Ethan Ampadu at Leipzig – after he secured a season-long loan to the German giants.

The 18-year-old has been at Stamford Bridge for two years since signing from Exeter City.

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Now the Welsh international, capable in both defence or midfield, will continue his development in the German top-flight for the Champions League qualifiers.

Frank Lampard rates the teenager highly, and he spoke last week about the need for Ampadu to get regular action over the upcoming campaign.

Much like Arsenal with Reiss Nelson last term, who spent the season at Hoffenheim, the Wales ace will get that chance in Germany.

Jadon Sancho arguably blazed the trail for young British stars abroad, after he sealed his move to Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

Since quitting Manchester City as an almost unknown, Sancho has become one of the most exciting wingers on the planet and an England international, to boot.

Now, Lookman will be hoping to break into Gareth Southgate's plans with a hot spell of his own in the Bundesliga.

The 11-cap England Under-21s international played just 36 times for Everton since joining from Charlton in 2017.

Lookman scored five times in 11 Bundesliga games for Leipzig in the second-half of the 2017-18 season.

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