Ademola Lookman enjoying life in Italy

Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman has confessed that he is enjoying his time in Italy, following his move from Germany to Atalanta.

This confessions comes less than three weeks after he joined the Italian Serie A side from RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old winger completed a permanent transfer to join the Black and Blue at a cost of €9m plus performance-related bonuses, having spent the 2021/22 season on loan at English side Leicester City.

While with the Foxes, the Nigeria international was quite decent with his return in England, scoring eight goals in 42 appearances, but Brendan Rodgers’ side could not sign the winger permanently due to his €15m valuation by parent club Leipzig.

Meanwhile, since his move to Italy, the Nigerian has been involved in three goals (a goal and two assists) in his five appearances thus far.

On match day five, Lookman was at the heart of everything Atalanta did. He put another superlative performance setting up the opening goal scored by Rasmus Hojlund before his effort was directed into the net by defender Marlon Santos da Silva Barbosa to secure the victory at Brianteo Stadium.

While reacting to the win as per, the Nigerian admitted the toughness of the league but said he was enjoying playing there.

“Definitely, the second half was better,” Lookman said.

“I think we created many more chances in the second half; we played much better. And we won the game.

“I am enjoying Italian football. It’s tough; it’s a tough football: I’m adapting more and more, and I’m working hard to improve.”

On the second goal awarded to Barbosa, he said, “I think the 2-0 goal is mine. I repeat, the goal is mine. But what matters is that we have taken the three points and that we are first.

“It is the most important thing to have 13 points and to be in the lead. We are winning and we are there. It is a testament to our work on the pitch and our daily training, our desire to improve and strive to be better.”


This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

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