Atletico Madrid and Juventus eyeing Afcon hero Ademola Lookman for surprise transfer following impressive form at Atalanta

Former Everton and Leicester star Ademola Lookman is drawing interest from two European powerhouses. Despite facing challenges during his time in the Premier League, Lookman has enjoyed success in Serie A and is currently away on international duty with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Serie A Success and European Interest

Lookman has found success in Serie A, with an impressive season at Atalanta where he has excelled as a top performer. His standout performances have attracted the interest of Juventus and Atletico Madrid, indicating the high regard in which he is held as one of the most talented players in Italy.

Africa Cup of Nations Standout

While competing at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, Lookman has proven to be a standout player for his national team. His performance in Nigeria’s round of 16 victory over Cameroon, scoring both goals to secure a place in the quarter-finals, has further raised his profile as a sought-after player.

Potential Transfer Complications

However, Lookman’s participation in the Africa Cup of Nations could complicate any potential transfer, potentially delaying the interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid until the summer. The logistics of completing a late deal, including a medical examination, pose significant challenges for any potential move.

Rising Star and Premier League Interest

With a background that includes success at Charlton and a move to Everton, Lookman has faced challenges in the Premier League but has demonstrated his potential as a rising star. Despite European interest, several Premier League clubs are also on alert and could launch bids for his services in the summer.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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