Two months after a summer move to Germany, Ademola Lookman is yet to get going at RB Leipzig.
The forward left Everton this summer in the search of first-team football, having failed to break into the picture under Marco Silva.
He’s yet to get what he wanted, though, managing 11 minutes of football as Julien Nagelsmann has preferred other options.
Some of the blame has been placed at Everton’s door, with the RB Leipzig boss claiming it was their fault Lookman hadn’t featured more.
Bild cover the situation today and they say it’s a mix of factors that have stopped Lookman from enjoying the playing time he wanted.
First there’s the fact he needs to adapt and learn RB Leipzig’s methods, particularly those of Nagelsmann, which is something the manager has mentioned before now as well.
Indeed, that’s the line that Markus Krösche, RB’s sporting director is touting as well saying the club are ‘absolutely convinced of him and his qualities’ but they need to ‘have the patience because he did not play regularly at Everton.’
Secondly, Bild report that Nagelsmann wants to bring Lookman ‘more in line’, specifically when it comes to his defensive work.
That’s because the RB Leipzig boss plans to use Lookman as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation against low-level opponents so the 21-year-old needs work on that first.
Nonetheless it seems that the forward will have to wait a little longer until he’s getting the first-team football he left Everton for this summer.