According to an ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider, Ademola Lookman will arrive on Tyneside this weekend to complete a loan move to Newcastle United.
Both the Chronicle and the Athletic have insisted over the past 24 hours that, while Lookman is keen to sign, there is still work to do between RB Leipzig and Newcastle to strike a deal – but Football Insider now claim there’s been a breakthrough.
Here’s what they’ve had to say tonight, with their ‘sources’ claiming he’ll fly to Newcastle in the next 48 hours to complete his medical and put pen to paper:
RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman is set to undergo a Newcastle United medical by the end of the week, Football Insider can reveal.
The north-east giants have made a breakthrough in talks to lure the 22-year-old back to England following talks this week.
The deal is set to be a loan for the remainder of the campaign and include an option-to-buy clause that will come into effect this summer.
This comes after Football Insider exclusively revealed this morning that Newcastle had reached an agreement with Leipzig to sign Lookman.
Big claims, although it would be wise to take them with a hefty pinch of salt.
It was reported earlier today by The Athletic that Newcastle had gained some ‘positive noises’ from Germany over a deal for Lookman, but they insisted that a loan fee or price regarding a potential permanent transfer was yet to be decided on.
Hopefully there’s been a breakthrough and he does arrive before the week is out, but it may be best to remain dubious until a slightly more reputable source confirms it.