Everton of England’s Nigerian-born winger, Ademola Lookman may have finally attuned himself to the reality of playing another full season with The Toffees, following their refusal to sell him to RB Leipzig of Germany.
Leipzig made spirited moves to get Lookman in a permanent transfer this summer, following his brilliant form with the team on loan from Everton last term, but the Goodison Park outfit refused to sell.
Though the youngster then had a lukewarm start to the new season in England, Everton’s manager, Marco Silva has now declared that the youngster is happy at the Merseyside club.
Lookman, who is contracted to Everton until the summer of 2021, has played 25 games in total for their first team, with three goals, but Silva is now asking or more.
Silva admitted that he wants Lookman to be fully committed to the club after the lad’s desired move to Leipzig fell through in the summer transfer window.
The England under-21 international was a shadow of himself in The Young Lions’ 2-1 win over Latvia in an U21 EURO qualifier, which led to his substitution in the 63rd minute.
However, Silva says all Everton fans are still behind Lookman, as they also did during the saga of his summer links, and the gaffer says he expects the lad to forget all speculation that hit him during the summer.
Silva stressed: ”He is happy. The market is not just for him. He has a big club impressed with him but it’s done, the market is done and now he needs to keep focused in his job and give 100% every day.
”I felt a big reception from his fans to him. I expect a big commitment from all our players every day they pass the gate to come in and train.”