Premier League side, Fulham have completed the signing of Nigerian winger, Ademola Lookman on a season-long loan from German Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig.
Ademola Lookman is a wide forward and can play across the frontline using his pace and trickery in drawing defense line out of position.
He joins another Nigerian, Ola Aina who is also on loan to the club from Italian Serie A side, Torino.
The 22-year-old said he had a great feeling after speaking with the coach, Scott Parker and he is delighted to sign for the club.
I’m glad to have it over the line and done now. I’m glad I can be here to help the team.
After the conversations I had with Scott Parker, I got a great feeling, that’s the working relationship I want to have. He’s young and hungry and I’m young and hungry as well so it’s a good match.
He began his career at Waterloo then Charlton before he moved to Eveton in 2017. Lookman came into limelight as he scored on his debut in a 4-0 mauling of Manchester City ten days after joining the club for £11m according to reports.
The former England under 21 international joined Leipzig on loan a year later and impressed in his first season with 5 goals in 11 appearances which made the the German side signed him from Everton on a permanent basis in the 2018/2019 season
However, Ademola Lookman failed to impress last season with no goals in 13 appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
He becomes Scott Parker’s eighth summer signing this season. Fulham are currently struggling in the league with three losses already in the league after three games.
However, they found solace in the Carabao Cup with victories against Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday in the third and fourth round respectively.
On the flipside, Ademola Lookman said he lied to his parent about his career path. He said told them I was going to be an Accountant but I lied.
My parents are from Nigeria and in our culture they want you to be an accountant or a lawyer.
I told them I was going to be an accountant but I was lying.
I only ever wanted to be a footballer.
Quotes via Fulham Football Club TV and The Sun Football