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Leipzig director: Door remains open for Lookman return

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RB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell insists they would welcome back Ademola Lookman with open arms

The 21-year-old winger spent the latter part of last season on loan at Leipzig and impressed with by contributing towards nine goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.

Leipzig had hoped to sign Lookman in the summer for a reported fee of £22m, but were turned down by the player’s parent club Everton.

However, talk of Lookman making a return to the Red Bull Arena has started up again due to the youngster making just five appearances this season at Everton with four of them coming from the bench.

Speaking of the England Under-21 international, Mitchell admits that Leipzig does still retain an interest in him.

“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,” Mitchell told The Sun.

“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.”