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Charlton's Lookman signs for Everton

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£11m for a 19 year old League One striker, who''s scored 7 times in 25 games this season.

Don''t know anything about him, but that''s some deal for Charlton.

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He''s got a market value of about 1.5m according to transfrmarkt!

Very odd signing that one, don''t know a huge amount about the lad - but for £11m I assume they''ve done their homework. Mind you, I would have thought the same about us and RvW...

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Ashton was what? 3 million after add ons? Pilkington was around 1.5 million. Elliot Bennet pre injury was 2 million...

Absolutely mental prices now for League 1 footballers. You think it was only 5 or 6 years ago we were signing top Championship prospects for around 2/3 million.

No wonder we seem to have moved onto signing lots of really young kids and trying to develop them. It''s just ridiculous that some L1 footballers are out of our price range. You can uncover some real gems if they kick on after their move but the standard of football is horrendous!

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Always been highly rated. So it was only a matter of time before a big PL club took the plunge on him.

Interestingly last year Spurs were trawling the lower leagues for the next Dele Alli. They regarded the three most talented youngsters in the football league to be Dembele (now at Celtic), Lookman (now at Everton) and Maddison (now at Norwich).

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When Spurs signed Alli in February 2015 they loaned him back to MK Dons for remainder of the season like we did wit Maddison. But once the next season started he was in the Spurs first team. Maddison would''ve probably had more apps for Spurs in the prem than he has with us.

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It''s a fair point Move Klose, and I think the frustration is that had Naismith left the club in the summer either on loan or perm, Maddison would have definitely stayed and been in the squad. That said, it seems the loan up north has been rather successful in blooding him, he''s been performing well and he''s also learning on the job.

It also depends on development. A great example is Harry Kane, he essentially came out of nowhere in a combination of form/confidence and development suddenly coming together to turn him into monster of a player he is now.

It is strange how some clubs seem so good at blooding youngsters, Southampton with a rather long list such as Bale, Shaw, Chambers, Walcott, Llallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain and even now players like Ward-Prowse.

Obviously we''ve still not seen the impact of our improved Academy status yet, but in the coming years that''ll filter through. We''ve certainly got a talented crop of youngsters coming through the ranks now, but will we give them a chance.

The Murphy''s is the only real example I can think of in recent years. Thompson might still play a part this season when fit.

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Im sure i remember hearing that the age group that we are supposed to start seeing the benefits from the catergory 1 status etc is the one that has the likes of Cantwell & Middleton in.

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[quote user="Woodman"]£11m for a 19 year old League One striker, who''s scored 7 times in 25 games this season.

Don''t know anything about him, but that''s some deal for Charlton.[/quote]How come you get to see the contract details ?

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Dan Dare wrote the following post at 06/01/2017 12:15 PM:

Woodman wrote:

£11m for a 19 year old League One striker, who''s scored 7 times in 25 games this season. Don''t know anything about him, but that''s some deal for Charlton.

How come you get to see the contract details ?

Widely reported at £11m Woodman, must be one hell of a prospect!

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[quote user="True Grit"]This kids a scouts dream. Ticks all the boxes, not surprised he went for big money. Quality.[/quote]He obviously was not in your dreams TG unless of course you want to admit to being an Everton scout.

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