Top Italian Giants Announce The Signing of Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman

Top Italian Giants Announce The Signing of Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman has completed a summer transfer move to Italian side Atalanta
  • The Nigerian professional football spent last season on loan playing for Premier League side Leicester City
  • Lookman started his football career at English club Charlton where he played 45 games for the senior team

Italian giants Atalanta on Thursday night, 4 August, announced the signing of Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman in a €15m move having passed his medicals.

The 24-year-old, under contract at Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, spent the last two season on loan at Premier League sides Fulham and Leicester City.

Ademola Lookman, Atalanta, Super Eagles
Atalanta announce the signing of Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman
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So far in his career, Ademola Lookman has been a journeyman, and the Nigerian will want to show himself next season in the Italian Serie A and impress the fans.

Atalanta however took to their Twitter page to announce the signing of Ademola Lookman as they also wished him good luck in Italy.

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So far, Ademola Lookman has played four games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has been able to score one goal.

Despite playing for England at Under 19, 20 and 21 level, Ademola Lookman decided to represent the Super Eagles and was even disappointed when the West African side failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Premier League Side Tottenham Eye Mega Million Move For Top Nigerian Star

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Tottenham who are Premier League giants are reportedly interested in the signing of Nigerian defender Destiny Udogie and have established talks with his club Udinese.

Destiny Udogie who is a 19-year-old left-back rose into prominence last season when he impressed for Udinese and that has made him a target for the Premier League side.

He was in brilliant form last season for Udinese netting five goals in 35 games and also providing three assists as a defender which was awesome.

Tottenham are working on a deal for Udogie and they could agree to pay Udinese around €25m, including add-ons, for him.

Also, Spurs are willing to leave the full back in Italy for another year, allowing him to continue his development in Serie A.

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