Fulham of England’s Nigerian-born winger, Ademola Lookman is attracting interesting summer transfer attention from Leicester City, with The Foxes reportedly ready to make an ambitious move for him if his current team are relegated from the English Premier League, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Fulham looking doomed for a return to the lower flight Championship at the end of this season, British tabloid, Sunday Mirror has scooped that Leicester are already thinking of making a move for the former Everton lad, who is currently on loan from RB Leipzig of Germany.
The report adds that The Foxes, who currently have Super Eagles’ duo, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho on their cards, while having also paid the wages of two other Nigerian forwards, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Daniel Chima Uchechi in the past, are ready to offer Lookman the chance of staying in the EPL.
Lookman has been Fulham’s standout player in what has been a dismal season for Scott Parker’s side, with The Cottagers facing relegation despite the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup winner with England having already hit home four goals and set up four others in 28 games.
Leipzig loaned out the to The Cottagers for the entirety of the season, but his contract is set to run out in June 2024 with the German club, which he joined on a permanent basis from Everton in July 2019, but he wants to remain in England next season.
That is mostly because Lookman is aware he is not in the immediate plans of the crew at Leipzig, thereby leaving room for a union of Lookman with Ndidi and Iheanacho, which would be another Nigerian ensemble for the lad who currently plays alongside Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, Josh Maja and Josh Onomah at Fulham.
Lookman was not in Fulham’s squad that last to Wolverhampton Wanderers last Friday, as he continues battling recent fitness issues, but that has not in any way diminished his transfer market value, which has been boosted by his recent burst of goals.