The 20-year-old made a surprise loan switch to the Bundesliga club in January where he made an impact, scoring five times, including as a substitute on his debut.
Leipzig have made no secret of their desire to sign Lookman on a permanent basis, with manager Ralf Ragnick publicly asserting that the player wanted the move just as much.
Everton have, however, have been insistent that they have no intention of selling a player whom they signed just 18 months ago from Charlton Athletic for a fee that could eventually top £10m.
“He is our player and he stays,” Silva was quoted as saying by The Guardian when asked about Lookman's future, a topic of discussion that began again after Saturday's friendly with Valencia at Goodison Park.
The forward, who has apparently been dealing with a minor muscle injury, only came on for the last few minutes.
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1 Posted 06/08/2018 at 06:57:08
2 Posted 06/08/2018 at 07:32:48
At this stage it is allpotential
3 Posted 06/08/2018 at 07:42:03
He has potential so we don't want to sell him. But what if he is the next Cadameteri?
The best way (assuming he really wants to go) is to ask for a good price in return and a good % on the next sale.
5 Posted 06/08/2018 at 08:32:40
Is Lookman going to be a regular starter? No.
Is the player happy to stay knowing that? Yes/No.
If it's a yes, end of discussion.
If it's a no then tell Leipzig our price, and any addons and leave it to them to meet that valuation. Lookman can still move to them after our domestic window shuts.
6 Posted 06/08/2018 at 08:48:23
Sell him for 20m include a buy back option for 30m, and a 50% sell on fee.
Keep him or sell him on our terms, terms that can safeguard and benefit Everton Football Club. It irritates me that we have bought him to develop him to be a top player for us in the future. Half way through that development he may be departing , as far as I am concerned he went to Leipzig for experience not to end up being sold to them.
7 Posted 06/08/2018 at 08:49:26
8 Posted 06/08/2018 at 08:51:17
Is that allowable or is it just inside the UK that managers can not say such things?
9 Posted 06/08/2018 at 10:36:36
10 Posted 06/08/2018 at 10:42:56
11 Posted 06/08/2018 at 12:09:20
At the risk of repeating myself, surely he can't go with Schneiderlin and Gueye – it just doesn't work; I personally think our midfield can't accommodate the pair of them. Gueye is a far better player when the Frenchman isn't clogging up his space, so bin him.
I heard Saturday there'd be two big signings before the deadline. Looks like Mina could be one; Dembele of Spurs would be my preferred choice... getting him would be another thing. I just hope he doesn't start with Schneiderlin.
12 Posted 06/08/2018 at 12:31:55
Nothing has come from Everton that he is available, and Silva's latest statement confirms that. Brands identified him as a player he wanted to stay at the start of the summer. Lookman has been mute on the subject, which while doesn't mean he is nit open to ho, it doesn't mean he has been pushing for a move either.
Unfortunately, the rumours will continue until 31 August as the European window will not close til then.
Lookman can play an important role in the squad, be it as competition to both Walcott and Ricky, and also down the middle.
Still only potential, but the guy has real potential. Hopefully he gets fully involved in the first few games and signs a new contract during the course of the season.
13 Posted 06/08/2018 at 13:01:59
Anyway, we should sell. He is not the type of player that will impact games for Everton at this time.
14 Posted 06/08/2018 at 13:25:22
I dont think Ferguson, Mourinho, Guardiola, for example, would allow the whim of a single player to affect what they need from the team.
I hope this is Silva doing the same.
15 Posted 06/08/2018 at 14:27:33
I hope not but I think a few more million could settle any misunderstanding.
I said last season £16m would be probably see him go under Sam who didn't fancy him. I think Silva is after £20m or simply state nothing under £40m is worth considering for Englands most exciting prospect.
I'm hoping if nothing else a buy back clause is inserted or better still depending on incomings a £3m loan fee with no other options. He gets another chance to impress at a club that want him and we don't loose a top talent.
16 Posted 06/08/2018 at 14:39:09
In addition to competing with Walcott and Richarlison, I could also see Lookman playing as a second striker alongside Tosun, who I think might be better if he was less isolated.
Either way, replacing Lookman with Richarlison for a net loss of £25m does not strike me as sound business, more that we're getting ripped off yet again.
17 Posted 06/08/2018 at 14:56:59
18 Posted 06/08/2018 at 16:35:36
Lets see how he performs.
He defied Sam (regardless of what you think of him) to get his own way, and maybe thinks he can do what he likes again.
I dont want him to go, and the new management need to make him understand that if he knuckles down, who knows how good he can be.
If its down to attitude, I hope he sees sense, gets his head down, and shows Marco that he cant leave him out of the team.
19 Posted 06/08/2018 at 17:36:11
But if Silva says he stays, he stays. And I think he'll do just fine for us this season.
20 Posted 06/08/2018 at 17:55:07
Im with you on him telling Sam where too go.
I dont want him thinking he can please himself if he doesnt get his own way, and ruin a potentially very good career ahead of him.
21 Posted 06/08/2018 at 19:25:58
22 Posted 07/08/2018 at 08:47:23
Unless he accepts another year on loan I don't think he would be an Everton player for much longer.
23 Posted 07/08/2018 at 09:47:07
Except Lookman who sat there with his arms folded tight and a scowl on his face.
Bad attitude, get shut as soon as Bernard is onboard.
24 Posted 07/08/2018 at 11:05:18
25 Posted 07/08/2018 at 11:23:15
If he tells the club he doesnt want to be here then set a fee and if someone meets it then let him go. If no club meets the fee then don't play him.
26 Posted 08/08/2018 at 01:48:27
27 Posted 08/08/2018 at 09:45:26
28 Posted 08/08/2018 at 11:12:51
To all the let him go if he want's to goers group,what if this was true but we kept him anyway and slowly but surely he integrates well with the team/new tactics/manager etc?
And 12 months down the line he's leading it ?
Simply got to keephim another season.Its bloody obvious for HIS sake.
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