Rodgers Delighted For Atalanta Hero Lookman

‘Best Night Of My Life’ — Lookman On Europa League Final Hat-Trick

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is happy to see Ademola Lookman shine for Atalanta in the final of the Europa League.

The Nigeria international netted a stunning hat-trick against Bayer Leverkusen in Dublin on Wednesday night.

Lookman and Rodgers worked together during their stint at Leicester City.

The winger spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Leicester City scoring eight goals in 42 appearances.

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“What a professional he is, how he looks after himself, the extra work he does in training,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.

“Those goals that he scored, he practices those after training. He’d always do extra finishing.

“His professionalism was unbelievable and the only sad part for us was at the end of that season, we had a clause where we could have bought him for 14 million.

“But if you think back to that summer we couldn’t sign any players and then one of my guys that I worked closely with here at Celtic and at Leicester was a guy called Lee Congerton and Lee was by then the general manager of Atalanta.

“When he knew that we weren’t able to take him, he took him then out to Atalanta and he’s done absolutely brilliant there.”


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