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Fulham complete Ademola Lookman transfer

last updated Wednesday 30th September 2020, 2:29 PM

Fulham Football Club

Winger Ademola Lookman
Ademola Lookman
Position Winger
P.O.B. Wandsworth,
D.O.B 20:10:9
Height 5' 09
Last Club Red Bull
Ademola Lookman
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Fulham have completed the loan signing of Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig.

The former Everton and Charlton Athletic winger has returned to the Premier League for the rest of the 2020-21 season.

Lookman burst onto the scene at Leipzig, scoring five goals in his first 11 games and sending a message to parent club Everton about who they were letting go.

But he has struggled to make an impact since that move became permanent, falling down the pecking order behind the likes of Emil Forsberg and Marcel Sabitzer.

He made 13 appearances in total last year.

Fulham FC statement
The Club is delighted to announce the signing of Ademola Lookman on loan from RB Leipzig.

A 22-year-old forward who is comfortable operating anywhere along the frontline, Lookman will remain at Craven Cottage for the duration of the 2020/21 season.

He told FFCtv: “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.”

Tony Khan added: “I’m excited to announce the arrival of Ademola Lookman to Fulham Football Club on loan from RB Leipzig!

“Ademola, in his young career, has gained experience in the Premier League and Bundesliga and contributed in England’s 2017 Under-20 World Cup win, and we believe that he’s a very good addition to our squad! Come on Fulham!”

Born and raised in London, Lookman was spotted by Charlton Athletic while playing for local side Waterloo, and joined the Addicks in 2014.

Such was his progress, he made his first team debut a year later, just two weeks after his 17th birthday, and never looked back.

Having scored 12 times in little over a year for Charlton, the Premier League beckoned for Lookman, with Everton agreeing a deal worth up to £11m for his services in January 2017.

He immediately endeared himself to the Goodison Park faithful with a fine debut goal a matter of minutes after coming off the bench, as Manchester City were comprehensively beaten 4-0 by the Toffees.

Lookman had his first taste of European football the following season as Everton competed in the Europa League, and he then joined Leipzig on loan in the winter transfer window.

He continued his habit of notching on his debut, coming off the bench to hit a late winner against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

That was the first of five goals he scored in 11 Bundesliga outings – of which just seven were starts – prompting the German club to part with £22.5m to make the move permanent.

Lookman’s first England call-up came at Under-19 level, helping a Young Lions side that included Josh Onomah reach the Semi-Finals of the European Championship in 2016.

A year later the pair were in the Under-20 squad that won the World Cup, with Lookman scoring three times in the tournament as they became the first England team to win a global competition since 1966.

Source Peter Rutzler at The Athletic
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