After failing to secure a move last summer, it was almost inevitable that RB Leipzig would come back for Ademola Lookman this summer.
The Bundesliga club are keen on the Everton youngster after his successful loan spell there 18 months ago and the Toffees, particularly Marco Silva, don’t seem to have a place for him at Goodison Park.
Talks have been underway between both clubs for several weeks although, for the most part, it appeared that Leipzig were yet to match Everton’s valuation of the player.
That seems to have changed quite quickly this week, with Bild reporting that a move is now imminent for Lookman.
The newspaper says they’ve reached an agreement for €18m, with €2m in add-ons, although Everton had initially wanted €30m for the 21-year-old.
Lookman is already in Germany for his medical, which is booked in for this afternoon, and Bild even report they saw him land in Leipzig at 2pm German time, with a picture to back that up.
He will be presented as a Leipzig player at 9am tomorrow, bringing a quick end to a transfer saga that’s run for the best part of two years and netting Everton a neat profit on a player that cost them £12m and played just 48 games for the club.