Everton look set to beat Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea to the signing of teenage starlet Ademola Lookman, according to a report. The 19-year-old has been high on the agenda of a number of top-flight clubs after starring for Charlton Athletic, scoring 11 goals from the left side of the Addicks attack in just 30 starts since his debut in November 2015. It was gathered that the Toffees are set to close a deal to sign the Football League wonderkid in January, despite their Premier League rivals’ interest.
Lookman has sprung to prominence after breaking into the Addicks first-team last season, showing both pace and dazzling skill from the left of the London side’s attack. Karl Robinson’s new side are under no pressure to sell their England Under-20 international though, with close to four years still remaining on the youngster’s contract. Six goals in 18 league games this season has seen Lookman rise to the top of the goal scoring charts at the Valley, but could now be set to leave in January.
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