Ademola Lookman, the beautiful story

Ademola Lookman, the beautiful story
Ademola Lookman, the beautiful story

Hero of the Europa League final on Wednesday against Bayer Leverkusen (3-0), Ademola Lookman had a tortuous journey before winning at Atalnta Bergamo.

Ademola Lookman had a perfect match on Wednesday against Bayer Leverkusen. After finding the fault after just 12 minutes thanks to a model of opportunism, the Nigerian doubled the lead before the half-hour mark thanks to a little gem then buried the last German hopes in the second half with a new leader. work, allowing Atalanta Bergamo to win their first European title with a 3-0 victory. Three goals which took the Lombard striker into a new dimension.

Ademola Lookman is in fact the first player to score a hat-trick in a European Cup final since Jupp Heynckes in the UEFA Cup final in 1975. And if the final against Bayer Leverkusen brought him into a new dimension, the London native played arguably the most important match of his career ten years ago in a district match between his local team Waterloo FC and Charlton Academy. His fine performance earned him the attention of the recruiters of the second division club and him to join its training center.

Ademola Lookman enjoys Atalanta Bergamo

The beginning of hope for the man who lived alone with his mother in the south suburbs of London while his father and sister returned to Nigeria. But the journey was still long. He was certainly transferred for €12 million to Everton in 2017, but he only passed through there, sold a year later to Leipzig. The German club has no equal in nurturing young talents, but the graft is not taking hold.

Two unsuccessful loans followed at Fulham and Leicester and a new transfer in the summer of 2022 to Atalanta Bergamo. This time, his career can take off. And his feat against Bayer should arouse envy. “At Atalanta, I found the ideal working atmosphere”however, he assured recently.

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