Millwall boss not surprised at Lookman fee

NEIL Harris wasn’t surprised at the size of the fee Everton paid for Ademola Lookman when they signed him from Charlton Athletic.

Lookman moved to the Premier League side for £11million last week, making him the most expensive player ever signed from a League One club.

Addicks manager Karl Robinson has already used some of the money to reinvest in his squad, signing Lewis Page from West Ham and Jake Forster-Caskey from Brighton on permanent deals.

Charlton have also taken Nathan Byrne on loan from Wigan and Jay Dasilva from Chelsea, while Tony Watt has returned from a loan spell at Hearts.

Harris expects a “sterner test” than Millwall’s 3-1 win over Charlton on December 21, despite Robinson losing his star player.

“Nothing surprises me in the modern game,” Harris said. “We all know how things work, it’s rising to £11million, but it’ll still be a large chunk of money for Charlton to help them compete at this level.

“Karl has moved the young lad on and he has added to his squad already. I’m sure there will be more additions over the course of January.

“What we know about Charlton is they’ll be competitive and they’ll be buoyed by a good result last time out against Bristol Rovers. They’ll have had 12 days off to work on their shape and it’ll be a lot sterner test than it was at The Den, that’s for sure.”

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John Kelly