Everton forward Ademola Lookman has joined RB Leipzig on loan — two days after manager Sam Allardyce insisted the youngster would not be leaving.
The Toffees boss told Monday’s prematch press conference ahead of the visit of Leicester that “he wouldn’t be available on loan because Aaron Lennon went a few days ago [to Burnley].”
However, by Wednesday evening the England under-21 international had made a temporary move to the Champions League-chasing Bundesliga club.
Lookman joined Everton 12 months ago from League One Charlton and scored on his debut in the 4-0 Goodison Park victory over Manchester City.
He has made 24 appearances for the Toffees in all competitions, playing 16 times this season and scoring twice — both in the 3-0 Europa League victory against Apollon Limassol last month.