Why Burnley are struggling to complete Ademola Lookman deal

An insight into Burnley’s pursuit of Ademola Lookman has been provided over the weekend.

Lookman’s Fulham stint

Lookman is currently on the books of German outfit RB Leipzig, who signed him from Everton back in 2019.

However, Lookman would spend 2020/21 on loan in the Premier League with Fulham, who were of course relegated to the Championship.

The Englishman would feature 34 times in England’s top tier last term, scoring four and providing four assists for Fulham.

He has since returned to Germany with Leipzig but is now once again being linked with a return to the Premier League.

Ademola Lookman scores for RB Leipzig on debut

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 03: Ademola Lookman of Leipzig (left) celebrates wit his team after he scored a goal to make it 0:1 during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and RB Leipzig at Borussia-Park on February 3, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Burnley & Lookman

The Sun report that Burnley have been showing an interest in 21-year-old winger.

However, they are said to be struggling to complete a deal, as they explain:

The Clarets will pay a loan fee and wages to sign Lookman, 23, who was on loan at Fulham last season. But the player is unsure about the move and weighing up his options.

The report also credits Crystal Palace with an interest in the versatile forward, which would also be a loan move.

And with the Lookman deal seemingly stalling for Burnley, the Sun suggest that Sean Dyche and co. could instead turn their attention to Lyon’s Maxwell Cornet, who is said to be valued at £15m by the French outfit.

Cornet has previously notched 251 appearances for Lyon, scoring 51 and assisting 29 along the way. He also has Champions League experience and played a key role in knocking Manchester City out of the competition in 2020.

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