Everton news round-up: Lookman future, Rooney move and Klaassen commitment
Lookman looking away
Everton face a fight to keep hold of Ademola Lookman this summer. The attacker was loaned out to German side RB Leipzig in January and he has been in fine form ever since. After his excellent form for the club, which saw him score five goals and assist four in 11 games, he is apparently wanted permanently by the club.
The Liverpool Echo suggest that whilst former boss Sam Allardyce would have been happy to sell the player, new director of football Marcel Brands wants to keep the player.
Lookman does, however, appear open to the move. The 20-year-old will speak to the new manager once an appointment is made and then decide where his future lies.
Everton must keep hold of the attacker this summer. He has been in fine form in Germany and he clearly has the ability to be a star for Everton if given the chance in the future.
MLS side DC United are hopeful that they can sign Wayne Rooney from Everton this summer. The BBC carry quotes from the American side’s manager Ben Olsen, who believes a deal can be done for the veteran England star.
A deal is agreed between the two clubs in principle. Rooney, however, is set to discuss his future with whoever Everton’s new manager is, with it believed his decision to potentially leave the club was based on the presence of Allardyce.
Rooney has been on a trip to Washington to help make his decision over his future and Everton have left the decision in his hands.
Klaassen to stay
Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen is ready to stay and fight for his place at Everton. Last summer the Toffees paid Ajax £22.5 million to bring in their captain in what looked like a brilliant deal.
But the Dutchman had a torrid first season at Goodison Park and it appeared he could be on his way out. But, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, the Dutchman has made it clear he wants to remain at Everton for the foreseeable future.
Klaassen was unlucky in that he signed in the same summer as Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson, all three players who play in the same position.
But there is clearly a player with potential there and giving him another chance to prove that in the new season would be a worthwhile gamble from Everton.
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