It was confirmed on Wednesday that Lookman will be leaving Charlton Athletic. Roland Koeman was asked a direct question by the press – are you interested in the young Charlton star – Ademola Lookman? Koeman replied with:
“Yes, there is interest in the boy.”
The current figure that Charlton are expected to receive for the young forward is around the £10 million mark, and it is understood a deal has been agreed with Everton, but Lookman is still required to settle personal terms. In recent weeks we have also speculated regarding whether or not there would be a loan back clause included in the deal, much like what occurred with Dele Alli who was purchased by Spurs and loaned back to MK Dons for further development.
However, the South London Press, who have close ties with Charlton, stated that it is understood that there is no loan back clause included in the £10 million deal for Lookman, which means that Charlton’s squad will continue to thin.
A look of Lookman since he has played in a senior shirt for the Addicks, can be seen below:
There has also been loud noise and speculation on social media, which is also being stated by the press, that the academy product and first team starter, Morgan Fox, is set to leave The Valley.
It is understood, that despite the Addicks originally bouncing back an offer for Morgan Fox in the summer from Sheffield Wednesday, Karl Robinson and the team have given the nod for him to leave for around the £2 million mark.
Morgan Fox is a player which has significantly split opinion among the fan base and many will be happy to see him go.
In the January transfer window so far, Roland Duchatelet will be receiving a hefty £12 million. I am hoping that Karl Robinson and the expedition that embarked on a quest to Belgium on Tuesday, to secure funding for the transfer window, have been able to sell and advertise the vision that Karl Robinson has for Charlton. Otherwise, Charlton may have an even thinner squad, lacking even more depth, than what we experienced and witnessed in the first half of the 2016/2017 season back in League One!