RB Leipzig of Germany winger, Ademola Lookman could be heading back to the country of his birth, England, as the former Everton dazzler has been linked with a loan deal at Fulham, who are back in the English Premier League after gaining promotion last season, megasportsarena.com reports.
Lookman first played on loan at Leipzig two seasons ago then returned in the past campaign after failing to settle down back at Everton, but his second spell with the Red Bull-sponsored side has not turned out to be a swell as expected, thereby leaving the German Bundesliga club thinking about sending him back to Queensland.
A deal with Fulham is now looming large for the England under-21 national team winger, as he appears out of this season’s plans for Leipzig’s coach, Julian Nagelsmann and highly-respected German publication, Kicker reports that the club are willing to send Lookman away on-loan.
This comes after the club that recently also got Ola Aina on loan from AS Torino of Italy and still have Josh Onomah among their fast-rising talents, approached Leipzig about a deal for the 22-year-old Lookman and The Cottagers’ coach, Scott Parker is keen on a loan arrangement for the winger, who joined Leipzig a year ago for €18m from Everton.
A report by Sky Sports added: “Fulham are in talks with RB Leipzig over a deal to bring Ademola Lookman back to the Premier League. (The Cottagers’ coach) Scott Parker wants to bring the 22-year-old winger to Craven Cottage on loan for the season.
“Leipzig paid £22.5m to sign Lookman from Everton last summer after taking him on loan the previous season. But Lookman struggled to make an impact in the Bundesliga since making his switch permanent, featuring on just 11 occasions in the league last term.
“Born in London, Lookman began his career at Charlton before moving to Everton in the 2017 January Transfer Window. Lookman has featured throughout the age groups at youth team level for England, making 11 appearances for the U21s.”