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England fans on Twitter gutted Ademola Lookman did not make World Cup squad

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England fans on Twitter gutted Ademola Lookman did not make World Cup squad

Everton’s young talent has been in fine form on loan at RB Leipzig.

The England squad for this summer’s World Cup was announced earlier today, with some interesting decisions from manager Gareth Southgate. Overall, most people are happy with the 23-man contingent heading to Russia.

However, one selection that has caused a bit of a fuss is that of Danny Welbeck.

The Arsenal forward has battled injuries in recent times and there are certainly better options out there according to England fans on Twitter.

That decision, along with the idea of taking three right-backs, has been the most divisive on social media.

But who would England take instead of the Arsenal man? It seems there has been a lot of backing for an Everton player to have gone instead.

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Ademola Lookman has enjoyed an incredible loan spell at RB Leipzig since January. There is undoubtedly a sense of irony in the fact that the calls for Lookman to be a part of the England squad come on the day Sam Allardyce got the boot at Goodison Park. His decision to loan out the exciting attacker frustrated fans, who felt Lookman had plenty to offer Everton this season.

Since heading to Leipzig he has certainly done enough to prove that point. The 20-year-old has scored five goals and assisted three in just 12 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit and it is easy to argue that Lookman deserves a nod in the England team ahead of Welbeck.

Everton fans no doubt believe he is good enough to one day play for England. The decision to loan him out was one of the many reasons why Evertonians simply did not care for Allardyce and are pleased he has gone.

Hopefully, Lookman gets more of a chance at Everton next season and eventually does progress into the senior England set-up.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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