Ademola Lookman Olajade Alade Aylola Lookman famously known as Ademola Lookman was born on 20 October 1997. Lookman is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Leicester City, on loan from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. Born in England, he represents the Nigeria national team.
Lookman’s Club Career
According to a BBC update, Ademola Lookman joined Charlton Athletic’s academy in 2014 after signing from Waterloo, a youth football club based in the London Borough of Lambeth. It has been recorded that his goalscoring record for Charlton’s U18 and U21 teams led to him making a rapid ascent through the Charlton academy ranks and he made his first-team debut for the Addicks on 3 November 2015. It will be tremendous to point out that he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on 5 December 2015, and then followed that up with both Charlton’s goals in a 2–2 draw with Bolton Wanderers ten days later.
As per the Skyport report, Ademola Lookman on the 5th of January 2017 signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Everton for an undisclosed fee, reported as an initial £7.5m potentially rising to £11m with add-ons. The young talented player made his debut for the club ten days later in a 4–0 victory over Manchester City, replacing Ross Barkley in the 90th minute and scoring the team’s fourth goal. Again the young star made his first European appearance for Everton in a 1–0 win over MFK Ružomberok in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.
As per ESPN, although manager Sam Allardyce stated that Lookman would not be leaving on loan in the January 2018 transfer window, he changed his mind, and the club arranged a move to Championship club Derby County, where they hoped he would play regular first-team football. However, Ademola Lookman Olajade insisted on an alternative move and joined Bundesliga club RB Leipzig until the end of the 2017–18 season. In Lookman’s first game with Leipzig, Lookman scored the winning goal in the away game against Borussia Mönchengladbach after coming on as a late substitute.
Ademola Lookman on the 25th of July 2019, returned to RB Leipzig on a five-year deal, a year and a half after a successful loan spell at the German outfit scoring 5 goals in 11 appearances.
Loan to Fulham
RB Leipzig on the 30th of September 2020 send him out on loan, Lookman joined Premier League side Fulham on a season-long loan. There he scored his first league goal for Fulham against Sheffield United on 18 October.
Loan to Leicester City
As per football expert Fabrizio Romano, it was confirmed that on the 31st of August 2021, Lookman joined Leicester City on a season-long loan. Lookman however made his Leicester debut as a 73rd-minute substitute during a 1–0 defeat to Manchester City on the 11th of September 2021. And on the 28th of December 2021, Lookman scored the only goal in their 1–0 win over Liverpool.
Ademola Lookman Olajade Alade Aylola was born in England to Nigerian parents and is eligible for the national teams of both countries. The English born player received his first international call-up when he was named in the England U19 squad named for Mexico. Ademola Lookman was subsequently named in the squad for the European U19 Championships that summer. It has been noted that in early 2017, Lookman turned down the opportunity to switch allegiance to Nigeria after an approach from the national coach, Gernot Rohr.
The young star still turned down Nigeria again in early 2018 after meeting with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation. Lookman subsequently rejected Nigeria’s approaches for a third time in September 2018, after England senior manager Gareth Southgate convinced him that he was part of his plans.
Despite Lookman’s caps and success for England at the youth level, and having previously rejected Nigeria’s approaches, in January 2020 the Nigeria Football Federation announced that Lookman would be switching his international allegiance to Nigeria. However, Lookman also stated: “I’ve not changed my mind on wanting to represent England”. Lookman’s request to represent the Nigerian national team was approved by FIFA on the 10th of February 2022. The young Leicester city star, Ademola Lookman made his debut for Nigeria on 25 March 2022, in their scoreless draw with Ghana as part of the third round of the African section of qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ademola Lookman Salary
Ademola Lookman’s salary playing for RB Leipzig is £56,000 per week, yeah, that’s his weekly wages. And in a year he earns £2,912,000 per annum.
The player has earned a total of £10,014,160 over his career to date. His current contract with Leipzig will expire on June 30, 2024.
Ademola Lookman Net Worth
Ademola Lookman’s net worth is estimated to be €5.8 million (£5 million) and his market value is in the region of €20.9 million (£18 million).
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2017
LFE Apprentice of the Year (Championship): 2015–16