Everton are said to be exploring the possibility of sending Ademola Lookman out on loan, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Lookman joined the club 12 months ago for a reported £11 million, but after the dream start of netting against Manchester City on his debut the young winger has failed to hold down a first team spot.

The 20-year-old has managed just 24 appearances for the Toffees since his move from Charlton. Lookman has featured 16 times this campaign, 11 of those have come from the bench and he has only accumulated 591 minutes on the pitch.

Sam Allardyce confirmed earlier in the month he was keen to send some youngsters out on short term deals to get a taste of first team action, he said: “Some of them are a lot of young talent that has developed and needs developing and maybe we might choose to let that development happen somewhere else on loan until the end of the season.”

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goodisonopheliac
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NO NO NO NO NO NO. Do not do this, Everton.

Mikey_Fitzgerald
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Everton should "weighing up" the existing supporter disgruntlement, which will on be exacerbated if they loan out Lookman at a time when we need him

Kenshin
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blueloon Not wishing to digress too much but Chelsea have been way above any other club for their u18 set up for the past 5 or6 years, even City with their money haven’t caught up yet. They develop their own players from an early age as well as scouting the best and in fairness to them they look after them well when young. Then it breaks down and they can’t “convert” them into PL players for their own club. The academy is then a failure surely? A club academy should be to develop players for the first team first and… Read more »
Bagpuss
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i dont think he should be starting because he is i think still a bit too lightweight and gets bullied off the ball a bit too much, however I would be bringing him on for 30 mins at the end of every game to help us stretch teams and scare the life out of fullbacks. The lad is an undeniable talent and has been underused and thought it was criminal that he wasn't on the bench last week while that carthorse Bolasie was getting gametime.

Prevenger17
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I'd love for him to get game time whatever way he can. Personally, I think he's good enough to be getting regular minutes in our current side and would prefer to see us persist with him, even through the bad games he'll invariably have. But since that's not going to happen, let him get minutes elsewhere. This lad is going to be great.