Ademola Lookman

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Nigeria winger Ademola Lookman is delighted to join Serie A club, Atalanta on a permanent deal.

Atalanta announced the signing of the 24-year-old from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig in a deal believed to be worth €15m including add-ons on Thursday night.

Lookman took to the social media to express his happiness on the transfer.

“Happy to be in my new home 🇮🇹 @Atalanta_BC,”he wrote on his Twitter handle.

The pace winger joined RB Leipzig from Everton in 2019 for around €17m but failed to tie down a regular playing berth at the German club.

Lookman played just 24 games across all competitions for the club scoring five goals and recording four assists.

The player, who represented England at youth level before switching  international allegiance to Nigeria, spent last season on loan at Leicester City where he scored eight goals and provided five assists in 42 appearances across all competitions. 

He also spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Fulham, where he contributed  eight goals.