Joint Bundesliga leaders Red Bull Leipzig are targeting Charlton Athletic’s highly coveted starlet Ademola Lookman, according to the Daily Mail.
Following the success of Oliver Burke, having made the transition from the Football League to the Bundesliga, Red Bull Leipzig’s director of football Ralf Rangnick is open to pursuing a transfer strategy of scouring the lower leagues of England for talented starlets.
As the January transfer window approaches, it has been reported that Charlton Athletic’s England Under-20 international Ademola Lookman is currently on Red Bull Leipzig’s radar.
Lookman’s departure from Charlton is expected to happen in January as a number of Premier League sides are preparing to prise the young striker away from the South London side.
Although a move to a Premier League side may be Lookman’s first option, the ambition and financial firepower of Red Bull Leipzig could be enough to persuade Charlton to allow their prized asset to leave.
As it has been reported that Ralf Rangnick has been scouting recent Charlton Athletic matches, it is expected that of the clubs showing an interest, Red Bull Leipzig are the most likely to make a move in January.
Charlton fans, how do you feel about the news? Do you expect Ademola Lookman to leave in the January transfer window? Do you think Lookman would be better suited for the Premier League or for the Bundesliga? Could Lookman be a success at a much higher level? What kind of transfer fee should Charlton look to recoup? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!