Leicester looking into a £14m deal to keep Ademola Lookman

‘We will discuss that over the coming weeks’: Brendan Rodgers admits he is looking into a summer deal worth £14m to keep Ademola Lookman at Leicester City after the winger has starred on loan from RB Leipzig

  • Ademola Lookman has spent season on loan at Leicester City from RB Leipzig
  • The winger has impressed boss Brendan Rodgers during the campaign
  • Rodgers admits he is now willing to enter talks over making the move permanent

Ademola Lookman will cost Leicester £14million this summer if they decide to make his loan move from RB Leipzig permanent.

The winger, 24, has had a useful campaign at the King Power Stadium, scoring eight goals in 41 appearances in all competitions, and manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he would like to keep him.

‘He is a young player I really like and he has done very well in his time here,’ said Rodgers, whose side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Ademola Lookman (left) has impressed on loan at Leicester City this season from RB Leipzig

Manager Brendan Rodgers (left) is keen to keep the winger at the club with a summer move

‘We will discuss that over the coming weeks and if it’s possible I’d love to be able to do something because I think there is still growth in him.

‘We just have to wait and see from a financial perspective if that’s something we can do. He gives us real healthy competition and challenges [Harvey] Barnes in that left-sided position because that’s where he’s at his best. He is the type of player that of course I’d like to have.’

Rodgers has said several times that he is keen to refresh the Foxes squad this summer and player sales will be needed to fund that transfer campaign.

Rodgers admits he is looking to enter talks to keep Lookman within the next couple of weeks

He has identified central defence, central midfield and right wing as key areas for strengthening.

Midfielder Youri Tielemans has only one year remaining on his contract and is a target for Arsenal, though their pursuit of him may depend on qualifying for the Champions League.

Both Barnes and midfielder James Maddison have reached double figures for goals and assists this term and could also attract the attention of wealthier clubs.




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