Why Leicester City couldn’t give Ademola Lookman contract – Brendan Rodgers

Leicester City could not sign Ademola Lookman for 14 Million Pounds even after he impressed on loan in the 2021/2022 season because of the Financial Fair Play concerns, according to Brendan Rodgers, who was then manager.

“The only sad part, for us (at Leicester City) was that , at the end of the season, we could have bought him for 14 Million Pounds, but you think back to that summer, we couldn’t sign any players,” he recalled.

“One of my guys who I worked closely with at Celtic and Leicester is a guy called Lee Congerton and by then Lee was the general manager of Atalanta.

“When he knew that we weren’t able to take him, he took him then to Atalanta and e has done absolutely brilliant there so I am so happy, the goals he scored (vs Bayer Leverkusen, Europa League final) especially the second and third ones.

“He scored some massive goals for me at Leicester, he scored the winning goal in a game against Liverpool at home, it was a brilliant individual goal.”

Lookman scored eight goals in 42 appearances at Leicester City.


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