Lookman: Fulham signs loan from RB Leipzig winger


Ademola Lookman has joined Premier League side Fulham on a one-season loan from RB Leipzig, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old left Everton and signed a five-year contract with the Red Bulls for £ 22.5million on July 25, 2019 after a successful loan-out in Germany’s elite division – where he went scored five goals in 11 games. .

However, he struggled to secure any first-team action under manager Julian Nagelsmann. In the 2019-2020 season, Anglo Nigerian only played 11 Bundesliga games, 10 of which were a substitute.

The move to Craven Cottage offers the winger a chance to command regular action as Scott Parker’s men must return to the winning streak after a stuttering start to the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

Fulham has lost every game so far this quarter and is currently at the base of the England Elite Division’s diary.

Lookman has expressed his joy at his return to England while thanking manager Parker for his decision to join the London squad.

“I’m glad I crossed the line and done now. I’m happy to be able to be there to help the team, ”he said. FFCtv. “After the conversations I had with Scott Parker, I had a good feeling, this is the working relationship that I want to have.

“He’s young and hungry and I’m young and hungry too, so it’s a good game.”

In a similar vein, Fulham manager Tony Khan is excited about the Super Eagles prospect’s capture and feels he is a good addition to the Cottagers.

“I am delighted to announce the arrival of Ademola Lookman at Fulham Football Club on loan from RB Leipzig,” he said. “Ademola, in his young career, gained Premier League and Bundesliga experience and helped England win the 2017 Under-20 World Cup, and we think he’s a very good addition to our team! Come on Fulham!

Born to Nigerian parents in London, Lookman was spotted by Charlton Athletic while playing for the Waterloo home side and joined the Addicks in 2014.

Thanks to his impressive performances, he was signed by Everton in January 2017 for a contract worth up to £ 11million for his services in January 2017.

Internationally, the youngster is eligible to represent Nigeria despite having played for England at U19, U20 and U21 levels. He played a key role in the triumph of the Three Lions in the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup, where he scored a brace against Costa Rica and a goal against Italy in the semi-finals.


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