Ademola Lookman set for Serie A switch

Nigerian to join Atalanta in transfer from RB Leipzig

Ademola Lookman is set to join Atalanta from RB Leipzig, according to reports.

The London-born ace is set to quit the Bundesliga side after making just 24 appearances for them since joining from Everton, initially on loan, in 2018.

Lookman, 24, has spent the last two campaigns back in the Premier League – being loaned by Fulham and then Leicester.

He is now set for his first taste of Italian football.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, a deal taking Lookman to Atalanta is “imminent”.

He claims that the Nigerian international has agreed on personal terms, with just the final details of the deal to be finalised.

Lookman started his career at Charlton after coming through the ranks with the South Londoners.

After 12 goals in 49 appearances he was bought by Everton in January 2017 for a fee potentially rising to £11m.

He got off to a dream start at Goodison Park, netting in the Toffees’ 4-0 victory over Manchester City just days after signing.

Lookman made 48 appearances in total for Everton before being sold to Leipzig.

He suffered relegation with Fulham during the 2020-21 campaign, but enjoyed a better spell with Leicester last term.

The winger managed eight goals and five assists for Brendan Rodgers’ men in all competitions.

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