It seems that reports yesterday that Ademola Lookman was heading in for a medical this weekend were off the mark. The Chronicle have published some of Steve Bruce’s comments from his press conference this morning that mentions Newcastle’s pursuit of the 22-year-old RB Leipzig winger.
NEW: Ademola Lookman update.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) January 10, 2020
This was Bruce’s response when asked about Lookman:
“Listen I think I have been linked with 38 names already, which our media man Lee (Marshall) has run past me.
“He’s another one, he is a good player. But it is a little bit far off at the moment.”
There were two reports yesterday claiming first that Newcastle had made a breakthrough with Leipzig for Lookman and second that he was due for a medical.
They appear to be incorrect on both accounts unless Bruce is keeping his cards close to his chest. We’ll find out soon enough how accurate those reports were.
However, Bruce has confirmed that the English winger is a target. He also stated that other clubs were yet to make a breakthrough. So maybe the Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham deal this morning is also a bit premature.
There is definite interest in Lookman, and he seems a perfect fit for this team. With Allan Saint-Maxmin down the left and Lookman down the right (or vice versa), Newcastle will have two electric wingers for opposing defenses to contend with.
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