By G9ija

Last season’s loanee Ademola Lookman will not be returning to Leicester City on a permanent basis this summer, after completing a move to Serie A side Atalanta.

The winger joined City on a season-long loan deal from Red Bull Leipzig on deadline day last year.

He played a total of 42 times in all competitions, scoring eight times, including a memorable winner in the 1-0 victory over Liverpool back in December.

City were said to have an option in the loan deal to make the move permanent for a fee of £14 million.

City, however, is yet to make a signing so far this summer with outgoings needed before players can be bought into the club.

That has led to Atalanta making their move for the 24-year-old, who has moved to the Italian club on a permanent deal.

After the end of the season, City boss Brendan Rodgers spoke of his desire to make Lookman’s loan deal permanent.

“Ade’s a young player that I really like and who has done really well in his time here,” Rodgers said. “We’ll discuss that over the next couple of weeks.

“If it’s possible, I’d love to be able to do something with him because I think there’s still growth in him, and for our squad, he gives really healthy competition.

“He challenges Barnesy on that left side, because that’s his best position. He would offer us that depth.

“We just have to wait from a financial perspective if that’s something we can look to do. He’s a player I would like to have.”