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Soccer News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Lookman adjudged best dribbler in Serie A

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Super Eagles star Ademola Lookman has been rated as the best dribbler in the Serie A, a rating that places the winger above more established stars from league leaders Napoli, champions AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.

Some of Serie A’s most illustrious dribblers include AC Milan’s Rafael Leao, Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot, and AS Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo.

But according to data analytics site WyScout (via Calcio News), Lookman trumps them all as the player with the highest percentage of successful dribbles in Serie A.

Lookman has completed 73.9 per cent of his dribbles, more than any other player in the Italian top-flight.

Furthermore, the 25-year-old attacker’s dribbles have also come with a positive end result as he has seven goals and two assists in 15 league games for Atalanta.

Lookman is the Blue-and-Blacks’ top scorer this season despite only signing for the club in August.

Atalanta paid nine million euros to secure Lookman’s signature from RB Leipzig.

The Nigeria international will be crucial to Atalanta’s hopes of finishing in the top four at the end of the campaign.

The Goddesses sit sixth on the league table with 27 points, three behind Lazio in fourth.

Lookman will look to add to his goal contributions when Atalanta travel to face Spezia on Wednesday in their first match of year 2023.