Ademola Lookman: Top 5 Possible Destinations for Atalanta Winger Next Season

Ademola Lookman: Top 5 Possible Destinations for Atalanta Winger Next Season

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 27, 2024 at 2:24 PM
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  • Ademola Lookman is receiving growing interest from Premier League clubs
  • The Atalanta winger could cost £30 million in the summer transfer window
  • Lookman scored a hat-trick in the Europa League to win his first club trophy

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Ademola Lookman is one of the most-wanted footballers in the world at the moment following the Atalanta forward’s heroics in the UEFA Europa League final on May 22.

The 26-year-old winger scored hat-trick as Atalanta thrashed German Bundesliga champions, Bayer Leverkusen, 3-0 to win the club’s first major silverware in 61 years.

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Ademola Lookman posing with the Europa League trophy before Atalanta's final pentultimate game of the 2023/24 season on May 26, 2024. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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According to GOAL, Lookman, who has previously played for Everton, Fulham, and Leicester City, is attracting interest from a number of English clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Super Eagles winger has enjoyed the most prolific season in his career this campaign, netting 15 goals and providing eight assists in all competitions, and could cost as much as £30 million in the summer transfer window.

Sports Brief takes a look at the top five possible destinations for Lookman ahead of the 2024/25 football season.

Top 5 possible destinations for Lookman

1. Liverpool

Lookman has been given a high ranking, should the Super Eagles winger decide to join Liverpool next season from Atalanta.

Football Transfers has given the 26-year-old an 82 percent score of fitting perfectly into the Reds team for next season should any transfer materialize.

2. Brentford

The Nigerian star has an 80 percent chance of fitting into the current Brentford team ahead of the 2024/25 season although the Bees are one of the clubs who have been linked with the winger.

3. RB Leipzig

Although Lookman struggled in his first trial at RB Leipzig, the Atalanta winger is expected to succeed if he should consider a second outing with the Bundesliga giants next season.

He has an 81 percent club-fit rating which makes the Super Eagles star an ideal fit for the German club in the transfer window.

4. Atalanta

Staying at Atalanta next season looks like the best deal for Lookman as the Nigerian has an 88 percent score of fitting in perfectly with the club next season.

The former Fulham winger has turned his fortunes around while in Italy and it is believed staying put will further take his career into greater heights.

5. Real Madrid

A switch to Real Madrid for Lookman looks almost impossible but the Spanish giants have the highest club-fit score of 89 percent for the Nigerian.

Los Blancos are almost certain to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, meaning there will be no space in the team for Lookman next season.

Lookman was impatient with England

Earlier, Sports Brief previously reported that former Liverpool attacker, Peter Crouch, believes Lookman could have played for England if he had been patient.

The England-born forward decided to switch nationality in 2021 to represent the country of his parents, Nigeria, despite winning the FIFA U20 World Cup.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..