Leipzig continue charm offensive towards Everton star Lookman

Date published: Wednesday 31st October 2018 9:30

RB Leipzig’s director of football Paul Mitchell has admitted the club remain keen to bring Ademola Lookman back to the Bundesliga club.

The Everton winger spent a successful spell on loan at the club last season and was tracked by the Bundesliga side again over the summer.

And while the Toffees resisted their efforts to make the deal permanent, Mitchell remains keen to bring in Lookman back.

Speaking to The Sun, Mitchell said: “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.”

Mitchell himself has been mentioned as a possible target for Manchester United and their newly-created director of football role.

However, the former Tottenham man has been quick to play down the links, despite admitting to being flattered.

 

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