Leicester City have announced the signing of Nigerian player, Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig on loan.
Lookman, an England youth international who has been courted by the Nigeria Football Federation was sent on loan to Fulham last season and this season will now play for Leicester City on loan.
During Lookman’s loan spell at the Craven Cottage, he made 35 appearances for Scott Parker’s men in all competitions, scoring four goals, with his first coming versus Sheffield United in October.
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“Talented winger Ademola Lookman has joined Leicester City on loan from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, subject to Premier League approval,” a statement from the Foxes website read on Tuesday night, August 31.
“The 23-year-old made 35 appearances for Fulham in the Premier League last term, during a season-long loan spell, and has played for England at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level.”
Speaking to LCFC TV, Lookman said;
“Most definitely, I’m delighted to be here,” the former Everton winger told LCFC TV.
“It’s a great honour to be at such a big and amazing club with such a huge history and a quality group of players.
“The facilities are incredible. It’s pretty mind-blowing and I just can’t wait to get to work here. I think the environment is very important for a player, so this is the right environment for me to work hard every single day and to help my craft be even better.
“I’m very, very excited to see the fans and to be in the stadium with a lot of fans. I’m just looking forward to playing out there with my new teammates and doing the best I can and hopefully getting lots of goals and assists for the team. I’ll try to help the team in any way.”
Lookman is now the sixth African at Leicester after Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Patson Daka (Zambia), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria), Daniel Amartey (Ghana), and Nampalys Mendy (Senegal).