Ademola Lookman is the latest player world football governing body FIFA just approved to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after a series of back and forth.
The Nigeria Football Federation has been trying to convince the 24-year-old left-winger to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since 2018 but the youngster has always dreamt of playing for the Three Lions of England.
When it was obvious that he would not be able to break into the England national team due to the array of superstars available for England’s coach, Gareth Southgate, the football star decided to switch his nationality to Nigeria.
Hence, on February 10, 2022, FIFA gave its consent to the footballer’s request to represent the country which means that Ademola Lookman is eligible to play for Nigeria in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup playoffs between Nigeria and Ghana in March.
“Delighted to announce that FIFA has approved my Nationality switch”, Lukeman tweeted. “Thank you for the warm welcome and I can’t wait to put on the Super Eagles shirt and represent the country.”
After Ademola Lookman made this tweet, the technical adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Austin Eguavoen commented: “Welcome, Ademola”.
Welcome, Ademola. 🇳🇬🦅— Austin Eguavoen (@coacheguavoen) February 12, 2022
Was Ademola Lookman an English soccer player?
Ademola Lookman was born in Wandsworth, London, England to Nigerian parents on October 20, 1997, which makes him an English soccer player.
Lookman represented England at the Under-19 level and helped the country to win the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in 2017.
But he was not able to break into the national team of England despite how hard he tried. Hence, he had to switch to his ancestry home.
Who are Lookman Ademola’s parents?
At the time of publishing this report, nothing much is known about the parents of Lookman Ademola. However, Futballnews can confirm that Lookman’s parents are Nigerians who migrated to England in search of a better life.
What is Lookman Ademola’s profile?
Lookman Ademola was born on October 20, 1997, which means that he is currently 24-year-old.
He is 1.74 meters tall and plays as a left-winger.
Lookman is currently contracted to RB Leipzig but he is on loan at Leicester City.
He started his professional career at Charlton on July 1, 2015, before he joined Everton on January 5, 2017. From there he went on loan at RB Leipzig on January 31, 2018.
Ademola Lookman joined RB Leipzig on a permanent deal on July 25, 2019. He went on loan at Fulham on September 30, 2020, and is now on loan at Leicester City since August 31, 2021.
So far this season, Lookman has scored 5 goals and provided three assists in 23 games in all competitions for Leicester City. His contract with RB Leipzig will expire on June 30, 2022, according to transfermarkt.
Ademola Lookman Fifa 22
According to sofifa, Ademola Lookman has an overall rating of 77 which has the potential to rise to 82.
On FIFA 22, Lookman’s overall rating is 80, his ability to attack is 80, his midfield ability is 81, his defensive ability is 78.
He can play as a right midfielder and his preferred foot is right according to Sofifa. But transfermarkt prefers to tag him a left-winger.