Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman Speaks After Scintillating Performance for Italian Side Atalanta

Super Eagles Forward Ademola Lookman Speaks After Scintillating Performance for Italian Side Atalanta

  • Ademola Lookman, who recently joined Italian club Atalanta, says he is already enjoying the Italian club
  • The Super Eagles forward impressed in the club’s 2-0 win over Monza in the Italian Serie A last weekend
  • Lukman bagged an assist during the encounter and has stated that it is more important for his side to win games

Ademola Lookman bagged an assist helping Atalanta to the top of the Italian Serie A following their 2-0 win over Monza.

The 24-year-old, who joined the club this summer, seems to have settled at the club, but there were no goals in the first half.

The former Leicester City star provided the assist for Rasmus Hojlund to put Atalanta in front in the 57th minute.

Ademola Lookman, Super Eagles, Atalanta
Ademola Lookman is pleased with his performance for Atalanta so far. Emilio Andreoli
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The Nigerian international also masterminded his side’s second goal as it was awarded despite VAR review.

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After the game, Lookman said:

“I think we created a lot more chances in the second half, and uh we played a lot better, and yeah we won the game.
"Yeah I'm enjoying it. It is a tough tough football but um you know I'm adapting and adapting every single day and working harder to be better
“Yeah that's the most important thing um you know for winning games and what they're about.
"I think it's a testament to our work on the pitch are training every single day and wanting to get better and striving to be better and that's the most important."

Osimhen still on Manchester United’s radar

Meanwhile, English Premier League club Manchester United are still interested in Victor Osimhen after missing out on the Nigerian international this summer.

It was gathered that the Red Devils are still determined to land the Napoli striker and have set their sights on the January transfer window.

There had been talks of a possible swap deal involving the 23-year-old and Cristiano Ronaldo, but such only ended as a rumour.

Ronald de Boer hails Calvin Bassey

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigerian international Calvin Bassey has drawn plaudits from Dutch legend Ronald de Boer who said Ajax cannot do without him.

The Eredivisie outfit reached an agreement to sign Nigerian international in a deal worth €27million just before the close of the summer transfer window.

It was further gathered that the contract entails a €22million flat fee with €5m add-ons and a 10% sell-on clause of any future sale, which is big money for a £230,000 outlay in 2020.