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Ademola Lookman signs new Charlton Athletic contract

Charlton Athletic's Ademola Lookman celebrates scoring their first goal against Brighton
Image: Ademola Lookman has made a big impact during his rookie season in Charlton's first-team

Talented youngster Ademola Lookman has signed a new deal with Charlton that commits him to the club until 2020.

The 18-year-old striker graduated to the Addicks first-team this season and has scored four goals in 13 Sky Bet Championship appearances since his debut in November.

His performances have already attracted interest from Premier League clubs, with Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City all watching him during the January transfer window. 

But he has now become the seventh former member of the Charlton academy to sign a long-term deal this season alone.

"It's a great feeling to have signed," Lookman said on the club's official website. "This club is very important to me and I'm very grateful for the chance Charlton have given me.

"I wanted to repay my debt because I owe something to this club. Giving myself until 2020 is something I've wanted to do for a long time now. I'm pleased it's finally done."

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Preston North End and Charlton.

Head coach Jose Riga added: "I am so pleased for Ademola, he's a terrific talent who has worked hard to achieve this contract.

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"I am also happy for us, the squad, for the club and for the fans because I think we have in Ademola a special player who can be an important part of our future."

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