Everton had a positive transfer window, but there are still question marks hanging over the head of Ademola Lookman.
The young winger joined the Merseyside outfit from Charlton Athletic in January last year, but has not yet been given an extended spell in the first team.
Lookman is only 20 years old but after spending the second half of last season on loan at Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, the winger showed enough talent that warrants more game time.
Last week, Sky Sports reported that the German club increased their bid to £25m, but that Everton want in the region of £28m to complete a sale.
The transfer deadline in Germany closes on Friday, so time is running out on getting a deal done.
On Wednesday evening, Everton earned a 3-1 win over Rotherham United in the EFL Cup, but prior to kickoff it was confirmed by the club that Lookman was out of the squad with a groin injury.
On Twitter and Reddit, some Everton fans reacted to this news with sarcastic comments as many believe that the injury is a smokescreen.
Lookman injured? pic.twitter.com/0xEzIeLPdD
— Adam 🇬🇧👽🇬🇧 (@AdamEFC99) August 29, 2018
Lookman has got an attitude injury more like
— Paul Momber (@paulmomber) August 29, 2018
— AH (@Haritfutbol) August 29, 2018
Lookman has a case of ‘wanting to leave’ fever, heard it’s pretty bad.
— Scott (@_ScottJonesy) August 29, 2018