According to reports in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on out-of-favour Everton attacker Ademola Lookman, who cost the Toffees £11m when he joined from Charlton Athletic in January.
Well, The Mirror says that Spurs are considering reviving their previous interest in the winger, who has been frozen out by Ronald Koeman so far this season despite an impressive start to his Everton career.
The Mirror says the 19-year-old chose to move to Goodison Park during the January transfer window ahead of a number of other Premier League clubs, including Mauricio Pochettino’s men, but despite scoring on his debut against Manchester City and making seven appearances before the end of the campaign, he has found first team football much harder to come by this term.
Not very much at all, to be honest.
The England Under-21 international has played for just 160 minutes in total so far and made two starts – both against Hadjuk Spilt in the Europa League qualifiers.
Even when Everton hosted lower league opposition in Sunderland in the EFL Cup Lookman was named on the substitutes# bench, coming on for the final 17 minutes.
It’s difficult to say.
Perhaps Koeman is looking to keep the pressure off of him and not put him in the firing line too much in his early career, but considering the poor start to the season the Toffees have made it is strange that he hasn’t been given more of a chance.
Of course, the additions of the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen during the summer haven’t helped his cause, while another new boy Nikola Vlasic also looks to have moved ahead of him in the pecking order.
The fact that the Merseyside outfit don’t play with out-and-out wingers could prove to be a problem for Lookman, and he may feel that he needs to move on to secure regular game time.
He certainly would be.
The teenager has shown plenty of glimpses of quality in his few Premier League appearances for Everton and he would certainly strengthen a wide position where Tottenham don’t have a lot of options right now.
Pochettino has proven that he can improve and develop young players, and this could be another perfect opportunity to do so.