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DONE DEAL: ​Everton clinch signing of teenage Charlton striker Lookman

Everton have completed the £11m signing of League One Charlton Athletic's teenage forward Ademola Lookman.

The 19-year-old England U20 international joins on a four-and-a-half-year deal until June 2021.

He said: "It feels great to be an Everton player. As soon as I heard about Everton's interest I knew this would be the right place for me."

"Everton has a big history and I was also attracted by the manager," Lookman added.

"When you look at what he (Ronald Koeman) did at Southampton, and what he does with young players in terms of developing them, that was a big attraction.

"It was great playing in the Championship last season and for the last six months in League One but I feel like I'm ready to make the step up to the Premier League."

Toffees boss Koeman said: "Ademola is a big talent and, at 19 years old, he has a big future in the game. I'm really happy that we've been able to bring him here to the club."

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