Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, ex-Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has urged his former club to move for Fulham star Ademola Lookman in the summer.
Fulham have found a bit of form of late, managing to beat Liverpool earlier this month, but the Premier League outfit remain in relegation trouble. Undoubtedly, there is a good chance that they could go down this season, meaning some players may want to depart Craven Cottage before the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
And if Lookman, who is currently on loan from RB Leipzig, is not keen on extending his stay at the west London club, Hendrie believes the Villans need to do whatever they can to bring the 23-year-old to Villa Park.
Speaking about Lookman in an exclusive interview with FFC, Hendrie said:
“Lookman stands out for me. He’d be one that I would… I know bigger clubs would be looking at him, but he’d be the sort of calibre of player that I’d be looking at trying to get at the club because he’s creative and got that attacking threat.”
Discussing the former Everton man further, Hendrie added: “If I was involved in the club, at the minute, Lookman’s top of my list.”
Lookman has come up with some big contributions for Fulham this season as Scott Parker’s side continue to do all they can to try and avoid relegation back down to the Championship.
The English winger scored the winner in a 1-0 win against Sheffield United last month and delivered a couple of assists versus Tottenham and Liverpool prior, with both those games ending 1-1. As far as recruitment in the attacking areas go for Aston Villa, Lookman could definitely be a good option to explore.