Thursday Feb 16, 2017. 14:11
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has praised Nigerian-born forward Ademola Lookman, saying he is a big talent who is the future of The Toffees.
The 19-year-old forward has scored a goal in five appearances since his 11 million pounds transfer from Charlton Athletic.
He has started the last two matches for Everton.
"I'm not surprised because I am watching him in training every day," Koeman, who has taken his squad to Dubai for a training camp, told evertonfc.com.
"He now knows what intensity he is up against and the quality of the players around him.
"It's a big challenge for Ademola but he is doing well. He is the future of the club. He's a big, big talent who is working hard to improve, like everybody.
"Ademola is a good example in that if you are good enough you will play and there are others here like him who will get their chance if they keep working hard.
"It's very encouraging. The club has some good, young boys coming through and as a team that's exactly what we want."
Lookman, a forward or a winger, was born in England and has represented England at U19 and U20 levels, but Nigeria wish to convince him to play for the Super Eagles.