RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche says Ademola Lookman will be given time to settle in after making the switch from Everton. The young forward did spend time on loan with Leipzig two seasons ago, but finally made a permanent move in the summer for a fee in the region of £16million.
Lookman is not having quite the same impact that he did during his first spell with the club, but Krosche puts that down to the fact he has had little first-team football.
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He hardly figured for the Toffees last season, making just three appearances, and Krosche believes he needs time to settle in before he can start producing his best form for Leipzig. “Mola is a young, very talented player and we are absolutely convinced of him and his qualities,” Krosche told German daily Bild. “We will give him the time he needs.
At Everton, he didn’t play regularly and now he only needs to get back into the rhythm. He is happy and will be extremely important for us.”
The 21-year-old has played just 11 minutes of football for Leipzig so far in this campaign although the Bundesliga side are in no doubt he will be a big hit once he finds his feet again.
Leipzig currently sit at the top of the Bundesliga and will be unwilling to tinker with a winning team, so Lookman will have to wait for his chance and then grab it when it comes.