An update has emerged on Leicester’s pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Ademola Lookman.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Leicester have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig over a deal to sign winger Ademola Lookman, with the player now set to undergo a medical.
Sky Sports reporter Dorsett claimed earlier in the day that Lookman is keen on a move to the King Power, which suggests that there should be no issues when it comes to agreeing personal terms.
Leicester fans will surely be excited by this update from Romano as it suggests that Lookman will be arriving at their club at some point on deadline day.
The Foxes have finally been able to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club and fans will be delighted to see their side dip into their transfer war chest to attempt to improve their attacking line-up.
As long as the medical goes through as planned, Lookman will be a Leicester player by the end of the day and Brendan Rodgers will have another forward option to select in the Premier League and Europa League for the rest of the campaign.
Foxes fans should be excited by this news because of the level of player their side are bringing in. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Fulham and averaged an impressive WhoScored rating of 6.92, producing four goals and four assists despite the Cottagers’ relegation back down to the Championship.
Last season, ex-Fulham boss Scott Parker hailed Lookman’s ‘unbelievable quality’ and admitted that he was his main target in 2020. He said:
“You can see the quality the boy’s got. We knew that at the start of the window when he was the main one I wanted in – the main one I was calling for.
“I think you can see in a short space of time – at Brentford the other night and now here today – that the boy’s got unbelievable quality. He’s a big plus for us this year, and he’s going to be a big help for us. Hopefully, he can keep playing the way he is.”
Lookman knows how to perform at Premier League level so Leicester fans should be excited about the prospect of a young attacker who has already proven himself in the top-flight arriving at the King Power today, as he will provide excellent competition for the likes of Harvey Barnes, Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez.