Date: 24th August 2018 at 5:59pm
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Everton forward has been left out of their squad to face Bournemouth tomorrow (Saturday) with his move to RB Leipzig now imminent, according to the Mirror

The newspaper report that the Bundesliga side are set to come back in with a fourth bid for the 20-year-old worth £25million after seeing their last offer of £22million rejected.

The Mirror claim that this amount will finally convince Everton to allow Lookman to leave the club, with manager Marco Silva having a change of heart and accepting that an exit is best for all involved.

It is said that Everton will insist upon a number of performance-related bonuses to be included in the deal, which will see the Toffees make a huge profit on the £11million they paid for Lookman in January 2017.

Good move for Everton?

In financial terms, yes. In football terms, no.

Everton are set to make a huge profit of around £14million on Lookman, which is astounding when you consider that he has not played that much first-team football at Goodison Park.

However, they will be losing a hugely talented young player who has the potential to go on to big things, and that could mean they end up regretting this deal in the future.

This is Futbol rating: 5/10

Likely to happen?

It does look like an exit is best for all parties at this moment in time, with the form of Richarlison keeping Lookman out of the side, and that should mean this one does go through.

It looks like Silva has accepted the fact that Lookman wants to leave, despite earlier insisting he was to stay, and Leipzig’s imminent offer should be enough to sway him.

There is unlikely to be any hold up after a fee has been agreed between the two clubs, with Lookman obviously keen to complete a return to Leipzig where he spent six months on loan last season.

This is Futbol rating: 7.5/10