Marco Silva adamant over Everton’s Ademola Lookman stance

Lookman is going nowhere

Ademola Lookman will not be leaving Everton in the final hours of the European transfer window with Marco Silva adamant over the club’s stance.

There has been much talk of Lookman returning to the Bundesliga this summer after he impressed on loan there last season.

He joined RB Leipzig halfway through last season and scored 5 goals and assisted 3 in 11 appearances.

For a 20-year-old, that is clearly impressive and Leipzig have a knack for unearthing young talent.

That loan deal let to much more serious interest in the player, with Leipzig being linked with a big-money move for the youngster.

Though, new Everton boss Marco Silva has always been adamant that the player is not for sale and is in his long-term plans.

Ademola Lookman scores for RB Leipzig on debut

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 03: Ademola Lookman of Leipzig (left) celebrates wit his team after he scored a goal to make it 0:1 during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and RB Leipzig at Borussia-Park on February 3, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

‘He needs to work to take his position’

That stance hasn’t changed in the final few hours of the German transfer window which closes at 6pm local time.

Speaking in his press conference today, Silva was adamant that the player was staying and that their decision had already been made.

He also claimed that the player must now ‘work to take his position’ in the Everton squad.

“I don’t like to talk every day about this [his future],” he explained to the press on Friday.

“I have already told you and told him about what I believe about his qualities.

“Our decision is already made. He is staying of course in our plans.

“He is our player and needs to work to take his position in our squad.”

Everton confirm five injury problems vs Huddersfield Town

Lookman could get his chance to impress Marco Silva against Huddersfield this weekend.

That is because several players are set to miss the game due to injury.

While Lookman was one of those thought to be struggling with an injury he could be in contention this weekend.

Click here to find out more about Everton’s injury issues.