Nigeria International officially joins Italian Serie A Club

Published on: 05 August 2022

Italian Serie A side Atalanta on Thursday confirmed the signing of Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.


The length of contract and financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed by The Nerazzurri


Lookman, who made his international debut for Nigeria on March 25, 2022 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff game against Ghana, was on loan at Leicester City last season where he scored eight goals and had five assists in 42 appearances in all competitions.


The pacy winger has also played for Charlton Athletic, Everton and Fulham in the past.


A 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup winner with England, Lookman departs RB Leipzig after playing 24 matches in all competitions.


The 24-year-old scored five goals and registered four assists in two different spells with the Red Bull club.


Former Nigeria international Stephen Makinwa played for Atalanta in 2005, netting six goals in eighteen appearances for the team based in Bergamo, Lombardy. It's left to see if Lookman will better those numbers and be a hero in Bergamo.