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EPL: I can’t wait to play for Leicester City, says winger Ademola Lookman

Leicester City’s new man, Ademola Lookman, is inspired to justify himself whenever he’s called upon to feature in the same team with Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigerian-born player is highly motivated to play in the elite league again and make a good impression of himself in front of Leicester City fans.

“I am incredibly excited to have signed for @lcfc ! 🦊”, Lookman stated on his Instagram.
As soon as the chance came up to come to Leicester I jumped at the opportunity and to join such a progressive and ambitious club with such an amazing history is an honour for me and I will give everything I have to help the team achieve success on the pitch.

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I’ve been blown away already by the stadium, training ground and all of the facilities here and I am looking forward to joining up with my new teammates and getting to work.
To all of the Leicester fans, I can’t wait to meet you all and to play for your great club. Let’s go!

The 23-year-old made 35 appearances for Fulham in the Premier League last term, during a season-long loan spell, and has played for England at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level.

Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “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 the 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.”

Born in Wandsworth, in southwest London, Lookman signed for Charlton Athletic’s academy in 2014 and made a rapid ascent through the ranks to make his debut for the first team in November 2015.

Over two seasons, he went on to feature 49 times in all competitions for the Addicks, scoring 12 goals, before signing for Everton on a four-and-a-half-year deal in January 2017.

He scored on his debut for the Toffees in a 4-0 win against Manchester City and made 48 appearances for them in total, finding the net four times.

Lookman enjoyed a brief loan spell with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in 2017/18 and decided to make the move permanent in July 2019, signing a five-year deal.

During his first season with the German outfit, he played 13 times, before joining then-Premier League side Fulham on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.

He made 35 appearances for the Cottagers in all competitions, scoring four goals, with his first coming against Sheffield United in October.

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