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Allardyce says Lookman was adamant on RB Leipzig move

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed that young English striker Ademola Lookman was adamant that he wanted to go to Germany for a loan spell

The 20 year old striker has left his Everton boss baffled by this request and how Lookman went about forcing the move forward. As reported on the Bundesliga website, Allardyce revealed how the move came about.

“It’s one of the most unusual situations I’ve been in, we got some deals for him but he was adamant he chose Germany.”

Lookman has represented the England national team at under-21 level and during the FIFA under-20 World cup last summer, the 20 year-old scored three goals to aid his country in World Cup glory.

Allardyce revealed while he had a number of suitable options for Lookman, the striker insisted that he would only leave his parent club for a club in the Bundesliga.

“His stubbornness means he got his own way in the end,” added Allardyce.

Lookman follows fellow Englishman Reece Oxford in joining the Bundesliga this season. Oxford has just recently rejoined Borussia Monchengladbach for another spell.

Next up for RB Leipzig is Gladbach on Saturday evening, where Lookman will be looking to make his debut for his new team