Newcastle United reportedly have an interest in RB Leipzig attacker Ademola Lookman – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are excited about the speculation.
German Bundesliga side Leipzig splashed out £22.5million (BBC) to sign him from Everton last summer, but he could return back to England.
Sky Germany reports that Newcastle are preparing a move for the 22-year-old, which would be an initial loan offer for the rest of the campaign with an option to buy also included.
It is understood that the English winger could leave Germany this January transfer window after a difficult spell.
Lookman spent half of the 2017/18 campaign with Leipzig on loan, scoring five goals and supplying four assists in just 11 games during that spell
The left-winger spent the following season in the Premier League with Everton and struggled for regular opportunities, which saw him depart for Leipzig permanently in the summer.
He’s only managed four appearances this season across all competitions and it looks like he need a fresh move to reignite his career.
Lookman is still a young talented star with a lot of potential and he’s got explosive pace that can terrorise defences.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media are convinced that Lookman would be a good signing if the club can complete it.
There is a distinct lack of quality in the final third within Steve Bruce’s squad and the versatile winger would bolster options.
Here are some Newcastle fans commenting on the Lookman speculation:
Lookman is a fantastic signing if we can get him through. Need a striker also #nufc
— Cass. (@JamesCassidy16) January 8, 2020
— Solitaire (@SouloftheNorth) January 7, 2020
Finally a name we need
— David Boruzs (@David_B_HU) January 7, 2020
Good signing if true. Could really help our lacking attacking options
— MiggyAzalea (@James_Holstead) January 7, 2020
He is a really good yound lad. I’d be happy with it. Have him on the left and ASM as a false 9 perhaps. Our counter would be lethal if they can score
— T J Higgins (@TheMokPope) January 8, 2020
Would be a great signing. Can play on both wings, he’s decent already and talented.
— h (@hermanskkaug) January 7, 2020
Don’t mind the loan to buy option for Lookman. Working out well so far for the Willems loan. #NUFC
— Studs Up (@NUFCStudsUp) January 8, 2020
Lookman is a good start too this transfer window #NUFC need a striker tho
— zackmorgan (@zackymorgan21) January 8, 2020