Not only have Leicester City been linked with Fulham’s on-loan Joachim Andersen, the Foxes have also apparently expressed their interest in another of the Cottagers’ adoptive stars.
According to The Sunday Mirror, cited by The Boot Room, the Foxes are eyeing a swoop for the on-loan RB Leipzig man should Scott Parker’s men suffer relegation and elect not to bring the 23-year-old to Craven Cottage on a permanent basis.
Either way, Leicester’s Director of Football Jon Rudkin must avoid any deal for Lookman.
It is true that the former Everton man is in the midst of one of the most productive seasons of his career. Indeed, the £11.7m-rated wideman has scored four goals and provided a further four assists in the Premier League this season, form that has seen Parker label him as “first class”.
In fact, Leicester are well aware of his talents with Lookman having found the net for Fulham in a 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium back in November.
However, he simply does not have the consistency at the current time to justify a move.
Lookman has just two goal contributions in the league since the start of February – form that has come at the worst possible time as Parker’s troops attempt to steer themselves away from the threat of relegation.
So, having never scored more than seven goals across a single campaign, it is somewhat unlikely that he would be able to oust Leicester’s regular left-wing choice Harvey Barnes. For comparison, the Foxes’ academy graduate – who is the same age – has netted nine more goals than Lookman in just six more appearances in all competitions this season.
A deal for Lookman would also be considerably costly too. Whilst he is rated at a somewhat modest fee, he still has over three years left to run on the five-year contract he signed with RB Leipzig. It could be thought then that the German giants are likely to charge somewhat closer to the reported £22.5m that they spent to take him from Everton.
A deal to bring Lookman to the King Power Stadium would certainly not make much sense at the current time, all things considered.