The loan move is said to be made permanent as rumours fly, but still are we all convinced? His presence at times is confusing and then against PSV Eindhoven and earlier this season scoring a class goal vs. Liverpool, you start to think, maybe not a bad move to bring him home.
Ademola Lookman has always and still is, at the age of 24, seen as a major talent but still not really bringing the shift to the table that makes him a player that convince you about his presence.
Demarai Gray comes to mind, what is really the difference between the two? they can be fantastic and then be secrets in the garden as you never see them and their contribution is totally vanished and as we have seen in Everton this season getting a great amount of game time, still the team slides down the table and despite being seen as a clever one, you are not build in a way that makes you the difference between a loss and a win, and a team going places.
If you look at Riyad Mahrez and Gareth Bale as two grand examples of wide players that with their presence sets the light on and makes a difference and being a player that makes the team tick, will Ademola Lookman be seen sometime in the future in the same way, if not his presence will not be one to go for and then overlooking the talent of Masvanhize, Alves or any other lad coming up from the academy playing in his position.
TCF really loved the comitment of Ademola Lookman vs. PSV and the way he contributed with his tackles an defensive runs also doing class acts inside the penalty box, but he was never bringing on the same game changing approach as Ayoze Perez did, and that makes me uncertain.
Ademola Lookman was a class act during his youth years and had a key influence as England went all the way in 2017 winning the World Cup for U.20’s. Since then he has changed and today is a full international for Nigeria making his debut earlier this year.
He is still only 24 and his highest level is good, but he looks far from being in the area of Mahrez and Bale, and if you are going to win a place in the Leicester team week in and week out, you have to bring more to the table, but lately he looks to have lifted his lowest level and if that progress who knows it might be an offer on the table at the end of the season.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, currently with Roma, was also in the same winning team of that U.20 World Cup and will be up against Ademola in that special semi-final in the ECL. Maitland-Niles alongside Dominic Calvert-Levein, Dominic Solanke, Kyle Walkers-Peters and Fakayo Tomori are the players of that special winning team that has taken the step to become full England internationals and Ademola Lookman making his mark with Nigeria.
We hope that the progress of Ademola Lookman will continue and him making good games going forward and be able to lift himself into a level that will never see us doubting him and his skills to becoming a certain full Premier League athlete.
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