£22m RB Leipzig star tells agent he wants Newcastle move

Will Ford

RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman has told his agent that he wants to make the move to Newcastle United this month.

Newcastle – who have a history of making big money signings in January – want to land the former Everton youngster on loan until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent move for the speedy attacker, reports The Telegraph.

Talks with the Bundesliga side have begun, and there’s a real chance that Newcastle land him, after he has disappointed in Germany.

Lookman himself allegedly wants the move, telling his agent to get a deal done, which is keeping Newcastle ahead of other interested clubs.

Lookman, 22, has endured a tricky time with Leipzig this season, making just three Bundesliga appearances.

The Englishman was expected to make a big impact having already had a loan spell with Leipzig in 2018, where he notched five goals and three assists in just 11 appearances.

But his £22million permanent move hasn’t worked out, and Lookman is now hoping for a Premier League return.