Lookman: Leverkusen slayer key to Bayern’s plan to regain Bundesliga supremacy

Super Eagles and Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman has caught the attention of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a potential transfer target.

Since his move to Bergamo in 2022, the 26-year-old has been in exceptional form, highlighted by his stunning hat-trick against Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League final, which ended their 51-game unbeaten streak.

The Bavarians finished third in the Bundesliga with 72 points, ending a mixed season. This position was not welcomed by the club's hierarchy, who have since replaced their manager, Thomas Tuchel, with former Burnley manager, Vincent Kompany.

The 38-year-old Belgian is reportedly impressed by the Nigeria international's performance and sees him as a viable option as he begins his tenure at Bayern.

Ademola Lookman's valuation soars: Bayern Munich eye €30m Winger

Lookman has emerged as one of Europe's most promising wingers since joining Atalanta from RB Leipzig in 2022 for €10 million.

His exceptional performances have not gone unnoticed, with Bayern Munich expressing interest in recent weeks.

However, talks have yet to materialise into concrete offers. Lookman’s current contract with Atalanta runs until 2026, and his market value is estimated between €25-30 million, according to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg.

Lookman's stock has soared following his remarkable contributions to Atalanta, where he has netted 32 goals and provided 18 assists in 78 games.

Bayern Munich set sights on Ademola Lookman
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His consistent display of skill and versatility has significantly increased his market value. As he continues to impress, several factors suggest his price tag could rise even higher.

The 26-year-old Atalanta forward's heroics on the field have solidified his reputation, making him a highly sought-after talent in European football.

West Ham eye Lookman

Lookman is also being pursued by English Premier League club West Ham United as per Hammers News.

The Hammers finished ninth in the Premier League with 52 points, ending a mixed season. They have identified the Nigerian as someone who can help change the club's fortunes.

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