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Fulham sign Leipzig forward Lookman on loan

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg - Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany - May 16, 2020 RB Leipzig's Ademola Lookman reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Jan Woitas/Pool via REUTERS DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video

(Reuters) - Fulham have signed forward Ademola Lookman from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Lookman returns to the Premier League after he joined the German side from Everton in a permanent transfer last year.

The 22-year-old spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Leipzig, scoring five league goals in 11 games. However, he started only one league game last season.

"I'm glad I can be here to help the team," Lookman told Fulham's website here.

“After the conversations I had with (manager) Scott Parker, I got a great feeling, that’s the working relationship I want to have. He’s young and hungry and I’m young and hungry as well so it’s a good match.”

Fulham, who are bottom of the league standings, travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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