The Foxes had the opportunity to retain the services of the Super Eagles forward, but they refused
Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman is set to return to his parent club RB Leipzig next Monday for preseason after Leicester City refused to retain his services permanently.
Lookman has had a nomadic career, playing for four different clubs in the last four years. He has featured for Everton, RB Leipzig, Fulham, and Leicester City.
However, after his decent campaign at the King Power Stadium last season, when he recorded eight goals and five assists in 41 appearances, it would not have been out of place to give the Charlton Athletic product a chance.
Still, the Foxes opted to drag their feet over signing the 24-year-old. Nonetheless, Lookman could get another shot at proving his worth as he would work under a new manager Domenico Tedesco.
Leipzig are blessed with young attacking talents like Christopher Nkunku who just signed a new contract, Andre Silva who is linked with a move to Barcelona, Emil Forsberg, and Dani Olmo. But it could be a tough task keeping all of them this summer.
If any of them leaves, Lookman could get an advantage. Also, he has the entire preseason to prove to Tedesco that he deserves a first-team slot.