Why Ademola Lookman should be the next addition to the Super Eagles

Ademola Lookman was unknown by many in Nigeria prior to his £11million move to Everton from Charlton Athletic last week.

The 19-year-old, however, made an instant statement by scoring on his Premier League debut against Manchester City less than one minute after coming on Sunday.

With so much hype about the 2015-16 Football League Championship Apprentice of the Year, we take a look at why Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, should be making an urgent call to the skilful winger.

Who is Ademola Lookman?

Ademola Lookman is an English winger who plays for Everton. Born in Wandsworth, London, Lookman is eligible to play for the Super Eagles despite representing England at youth levels as his parents are both Nigerians.

Which clubs has he played for?

Lookman began his career at Charlton’s academy after signing from London-based youth club, Waterloo FC.

After just one season slugging it out with the rest of the raw talent, he was promoted to the Addicks’ senior side in 2015.

He then made his Charlton debut in November 2015, a 1-0 loss to MK Dons in which he played 35 minutes as a substitute.

The winger’s first start for the club came later that month in a 1-0 win at Birmingham.

Lookman soon became established as a first-team starter, celebrating his first goal on December 5 in a 3-2 loss at Brighton.

He bagged 10 league goals in 45 appearances for the Addicks and will be a huge miss at Charlton.

What did Lookman say when he signed for Everton?

Lookman was overjoyed when he penned a four-and-a-half year deal at Goodison Park.

He said: “It feels great to be an Everton player. As soon as I heard about Everton’s interest I knew this would be the right place for me.

“Everton has a big history and I was also attracted by the manager (Ronald Koeman).

“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.

“It was great playing in The Championship last season and for the last six months in League One but I feel like I’m ready to make the step up to the Premier League.”