Everton manager Sam Allardyce has claimed it was Ademola Lookman's "stubbornness" which took him to RB Leipzig on transfer deadline day.
As quoted by the Derby Telegraph, Allardyce said:
"We wanted him to go out on loan in the hope he is going to play first-team football every week and I think we had a much better opportunity to do that but his stubbornness means he got his own way in the end.
"I hope he proves us all wrong.
Ademola Lookman has only started 6 games for #EFC since he joined the club. He’s scored 3 and assisted one. Pacey, direct & hungry to impress - In other words, most of everything Everton haven’t had all season.— David Downie (@daviddownie17) January 25, 2018
Reece Oxford, Jadon Sancho and now Ademola Lookman. At least the Bundesliga is giving English kids a chance.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 31, 2018