Everton finally got their man in Marco Silva over the summer following the terrible Sam Allardyce experiment.
The Toffees were pretty poor last year and under Allardyce, the club transformed into a fairly below par side. Arguably one of the biggest mistakes of Allardyce’s time at the club was his decision to loan out Ademola Lookman.
He sent Lookman on loan to RB Leipzig for the second-half of the season where he played incredibly well. This year once again, Silva seems to be following Allardyce’s lead and has so far only played the incredibly talented winger four times this season.
At 21, Lookman needs to be playing regular first-team football and at this point in time, he definitely has the ability to do that at another club.
Signed for £11 million from Charlton Athletic last year, Lookman made an instant impact on the Everton side and looked like he could be a star for the club. The following season, however, he failed to get much game time.
Frustratingly for the Everton faithful, during his loan spell with Leipzig, Lookman scored five goals and grabbed four assists in just 11 games. Such was his level of play in Germany that it seems bizarre that he wasn’t given a chance to play for the Merseyside club.
Blessed with pace, great ability with the ball at his feet and also able to finish with either foot, Lookman is one of the most talented players in England at the moment and aside from Theo Walcott, he remains the only genuine out and out wide man at the club.
Calvert-Lewin is a fairly average player and looks more like a striker than a winger and should never be ahead of Lookman. Moreover, although Walcott has done well since his arrival at the club, Lookman needs be playing more and should surely be seen as the long-term player on the wing ahead of the former Arsenal man.
Over the summer, Lookman was linked with a permanent move back to Leipzig and in truth, the youngster should be looking at a move away if his situation doesn’t improve. He needs to get some first-team minutes and if he doesn’t get that soon he needs to leave.