Atalanta have officially confirmed the signing of Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman from German side RB Leipzig. The 24-year-old was a product of the Charlton youth academy before joining Everton. He was sold on to Leipzig but spent the last two seasons on loan, first at Fulham and then at Leicester City.
Atalanta have confirmed his signing via a statement on the clubs official website:
Atalanta BC are delighted to announce the signing of the player Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig on a permanent basis.
Born in Wandsworth on the 20th of October in 1997, he is a fast and skillful winger with the ability to drift past defenders, attack the depth and can cover different positions in the attack, he can play different positions offensively.
He has Nigerian roots but has English citizenship, he started playing for Charlton, making his senior team debut in November 2015, a few days after turning 18. He joined Everton in January 2017 and as soon as he came on in the game’s final minutes, he scored on his Premier League debut in the 4-0 victory over Manchester City. In the following season, he scored two goals in the UEFA Europa League group stage, playing in the same group as Atalanta. He was loaned out to RB Leipzig in January 2018 and kicked off his spell in Germany by scoring on his debut, which arrived in the away victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. He rounded off the season with five goals and 4 assists registered in 11 appearances and after another spell at Everton, he was signed again by RB Leipzig in the summer of 2019. He then returned to England on loan to play for the Premier League sides Fulham first and then Leicester City. He played the last term there, scoring 8 goals and registering 5 assists in 42 appearances overall across the league, the English Cups and the UEFA Europa League, striking crucial goals like the one in the home victory over Liverpool last December.
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