Newcastle United have been dealt a blow in their
pursuit of Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman as his
German club RB Leipzig have insisted that he won’t be
loaned out in the January transfer window.
RB Leipzig signed the former England U20
international on a permanent basis from Everton last
summer but his second spell in Germany has not been
successful so far due to a lack of playing
Managing Director of RB Leipzig, Oliver Mintzlaff has
suggested that Lookman will be spending the
remainder of the 2019-2020 campaign at the Red Bull
“It was certainly not an easy first round for him,”
Mintzlaff told Sky Deutschland.
“Nonetheless, we believe in him and his quality. So we
will certainly not loan Ademola Lookman.
“Ademola is a player who has already proven to us
that he has a lot of quality.”
Lookman cost RB Leipzig in the region of 18 million
euros when he was acquired from Everton in July