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Everton sign Nigerian-Athletic’s striker

Everton have announced the signing of 19-year-old Nigerian Footballer, Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Everton made this public via their twitter handle by posting “@Alookman_ will wear the number 31 shirt at #EFC. #WelcomeAdemola pic.twitter.com/YHwZgMGTcy”.

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Lookman, who can double as a winger and striker, has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal to move to Goodison Park as the Toffees’ first January signing.

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The Nigeria born attacker said he’s ‘ready to make the step up’ to the Premier League having sealed a move to Everton for an undisclosed fee.

He made his senior debut last season and has scored seven goals for Charlton in 2016/17, but now hopes to continue his development under Ronald Koeman.

“Everton has a big history and I was also attracted by the manager,” the England Under-20 international told evertonfc.com. “When you look at what he did at Southampton, and what he does with young players in terms of developing them, that was a big attraction.”

Having defeated Southampton 3-0 in their last fixture, Everton are next in Premier League action at home to Manchester City on Sunday 15 January.

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