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Why Fulham shouldn’t hesitate to match Bundesliga side’s £15m valuation of this 23-year-old on-loan ace

Leicester City v Fulham Ademola Lookman of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUKxCHN Copyright: xMattxWilkinsonx FIL-14842-0012

Why Fulham should sign Ademola Lookman on a permanent deal

According to The Sun, Fulham boss Scott Parker would like to keep Ademola Lookman on a permanent basis. The Leipzig winger is on loan at the newly-promoted side and has impressed in his time there.

However, the German club has refused to budge on their £15million valuation of the player. The problem is that Fulham cannot pay that sum unless they ensure Premier League survival.

Lookman has been in good touch at Fulham

Fulham’s transfer activity in the summer window was focused largely on improving the defence and midfield, with Ademola Lookman being the only new attacker to come through the door, on loan from RB Leipzig.

Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd challenges Ademola Lookman of Fulham during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture date: 18th October 2020. Picture credit should read: Simon Bellis/Sportimage.

Capable of playing anywhere across the front line, Lookman has added depth and versatility to the squad. His numbers may not be glittering but he definitely has the potential to be a good winger and has experience in the Premier League. In 14 appearances this season, he has scored twice and assisted thrice.

Fulham need to keep him on a permanent basis

At just 23 years of age, Fulham would get a prospective player who can blossom into a fine forward under the right guidance. He has been relatively injury-free throughout his career and it was only certain blips in form that resulted in less game time over the last couple of seasons.

Leipzig have a good number of established wide players like Emil Forsberg and Marcel Sabitzer, and that has also contributed to Lookman being overlooked.

Leicester City v Fulham Premier League Ademola Lookman of Fulham during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Fulham would surely benefit from a player like Lookman staying for the long run. He is young, versatile and has good potential. Add to that he has Premier League experience. That is something Fulham will surely need this season as well as in the future.

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It may look like his £15million valuation is a steep one but such has been the value of young players with good potential. Lookman is a player who looks like he can build on this relatively good season. Even if Fulham end up getting relegated, they shouldn’t hesitate to throw in that amount for the youngster.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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