Everton look to have beaten Arsenal and Crystal Palace to clinch the signing of a Football League superstar.
Charlton’s sensational teenager Ademola Lookman may only be enjoying his first full season in professional football, but that has not stopped his phenomenal rise with the League One club.
An England U20 international, Lookman broke onto the scene with the Addicks in November of last year, scoring his first goal for the club a month later.
He only joined Karl Robinson’s side in 2014 from amateur outfit Waterloo, but his rapid development in the club’s youth teams saw his promotion to the first team.
Since then, Lookman has scored 10 goals in 45 appearances and won the Championship Apprentice of the Year award for the 2015-16 season.
His pace and immense power are among his strongest attributes, but at 5ft 8in the top flight may be a little challenging to begin with.
However, his talent was so renowned that Crystal Palace tried their utmost to strike a deal in the summer, but failed in their pursuit.
Arsenal have also been keen on Lookman’s signature, but they look to have now missed out on the winger as the Toffees look set to complete a £10 million deal.
Ronald Koeman has already acknowledged his club’s interest in the Charlton star, and today the 19-year-old was left out of Charlton’s League one clash with Southend United.
The transfer could be announced as soon as tomorrow with Everton keen to make up for a relatively quiet summer in the market.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.