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Everton sign England youth international

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English Premier League (EPL) club Everton FC have announced the signing of Charlton Athletic striker Ademola Lookman on a 4½ year contract, for £11 million.

Lookman, 19, scored seven goals in 25 games this season in League One, the third division of English football.

The England Under-20 international said in a statement on the club's website on Thursday, "I'm delighted to be an Everton player. The Club has a big history and I'm also looking forward to working with the manager, who has a great reputation for developing young players."

"I can't wait to tackle the Premier League. It was good to experience the Championship last season and also League One for the last six months, but I feel like I'm ready now," he added.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman meanwhile said, "Ademola is a big talent and, at 19 years old, he has a big future in the game. I'm really happy that we've been able to bring him here to the club."