Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has offered his thoughts on the departure of winger Ademola Lookman from Goodison Park, to Sky Sports News.
Lookman struggled for gametime with the Toffees, with the experience of Theo Walcott preferred often to his unpredictability, but Sigurdsson remains a fan.
He said: “He is a very good player. Hopefully got a very bright future ahead of him. He is very talented. He probably felt he was that stage where he wanted to play.
“Of course it is difficult – the club probably wanted to keep him because of his ability but it is a good deal for the club and everyone here wishes him the best.”
Lookman should really have had a role in this new-look Everton era and the blame for the fact that hasn’t happened can be shared between the player himself and Marco Silva.
The former Charlton man didn’t do enough to push himself forward into a first-team contender, with his defensive discipline and reliable output lacking much of the time.
But Silva did consistently choose Walcott ahead of him, which wasn’t merited in truth, because the former Arsenal man represents the past, while Lookman could have been the future.
Getting £22.5 million (Sky Sports) in for a fringe player isn’t to be sniffed at, however, and Lookman will hope for more regular gametime out in Germany.