Fulham of England winger, Ademola Lookman could be on his way back to RB Leipzig of Germany this summer, as the club’s incoming coach, Jesse Marsch is said to be interested in seeing him line out for the German Bundesliga side.
The Nigerian-born winger is currently on a temporary deal at Fulham from Leipzig, where he failed to establish himself after initially excelling while on loan from Everton of England, but his current form has caught the eye of Marsch.
Megasportsarena.com reports further that, consequently, the media is now abuzz with the likely return to Deutschland by the former England youth international, who was part of the Junior Lions’ winning squad at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
A report by British newspaper, Guardian UK, however, added that any club that is interested in signing Lookman this summer will have to pay at least 17 million euro for his transfer from Leipzig, who are already battling Leicester City of England over a bid in the coming month.
Leicester are reportedly in the market for a winger and they plan to make an official move for Lookman if Fulham are relegated, but that prospect does not appeal to Marsch, who will take over from Bayern Munich-bound Julian Nagelsmann in the summer.
Marsch is open to working with Lookman next season and, with The Cottagers looking very likely to drop back to the English Championship, it is unlikely that Fulham will be able to keep hold of the in-form dazzler, who was loaned from Leipzig to Craven Cottage for the full season.
However, the agreement did not include an option for Fulham to buy the 23-year-old lad, who has a contract with Leipzig until June 30, 2024 and has been one of the standout performers in a dismal season for The Cottagers, with four goals and four assists from 30 EPL games.