Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman Finally Speaks on Why He Joined Italian Club Atalanta

Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman Finally Speaks on Why He Joined Italian Club Atalanta

  • Ademola Lookman who has just joined Italian side Atalanta can’t wait to play for his new side
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria star who was born in London says it was easy for him to choose the Serie A side
  • Lookman says he is explosive, exciting, like to score goals, set up goals, and will make things happen

Super Eagles star Ademola Lookman has stated that it was an easy decision for him to choose Atalanta as his next club.

The 24-year-old who spent last season with Leicester City on loan from RB Leipzig completed his move to the Italian club on Thursday.

Lookman who was born in London assures his characteristics are ideal for Gian Piero Gasperini’s all-attack style of football.

Ademola Lookman, Atalanta, Super Eagles
Ademola Lookman is delighted to join Italian club Atalanta. Photo: @Atalanta_BC
Source: Twitter

He told the official Atalanta YouTube channel:

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“I am explosive, exciting, like to score goals, set up goals, make things happen. I’m happy to be here, it’s been a long time in terms of knowing the interest of the club, how interested they were in me and now I’m just ready to get to work.
“I think for me the platform Serie A is amazing, it’s a massive club in Italy and plays attacking, great football, so for me it was an easy decision to make really.”
“I’d say I am explosive, exciting, like to score goals, like to set up goals, like to make things happen.”

Primarily a left-sided winger, he can also play as a support striker or on the right side of attack.

Osimhen praises Dries Mertens

Meanwhile, Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has referred to Dries Mertens as a legend as the Belgian finally departs the Italian side Napoli.

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The 35-year-old joined the Partenopei in 2013, but he has bid farewell to the club this summer transfer window.

Mertens had an unforgettable time with the Serie A club after registering 148 goals and 90 assists in 396 appearances.

He was a crucial member of the squad throughout the nine years of his stay, but his career with the club ended abruptly.

Bayern Munich sign Nigerian teenager

Sports Brief earlier reported that German giants Bayern Munich have announced the capture of former Nigeria U17 star Daniel Francis from FC Hearts Abuja.

The 18-year-old signed a three-year contract that runs until 2025 for an undisclosed fee.

However, the young midfielder will immediately join Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Klagenfurt on a season-long loan.

Bayern Munich director Jochen Sauer said is pleased with the signing of Francis.