Leicester have confirmed the signing of Ademola Lookman on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season.
Lookman has struggled to hold down a starting spot since moving to Die Roten Bullen permanently following a successful loan spell in 2019. He spent last season on loan at Fulham, featuring in all but four of their Premier League games, registering four goals and four assists.
He did not do enough to prevent the Cottagers’ relegation but this has not stopped him securing a top-flight return. Leicester have been on the lookout for a wide forward for some time and were previously linked with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Noni Madueke and Domenico Berardi.
They have instead settled on a move for Lookman who initially joins on loan with an option to buy next summer.
The 23-year-old revealed his delight at the move in an interview posted on the club’s website, saying: “I’m delighted to be here. It’s a great honour to be at such a big and amazing club with such a huge history and a quality group of players.
“The facilities are incredible. It’s pretty mind-blowing and I just can’t wait to get to work here. I think environment is very important for a player, so this is the right environment for me to work hard every single day and to help my craft be even better.”
Lookman becomes Leicester’s fifth signing of the summer with Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard previously arriving. For the first time since they won the Premier League, the Foxes have also avoided selling a first-team player in the summer transfer window.
James Maddison and Youri Tielemans were linked with moves away from the club but both will be remaining at King Power Stadium in the short term.