Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini is sad Ademola Lookman will be leaving for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, reports Completesports.com.
Lookman will link up with his Super Eagles teammates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for their pre-AFCON camping exercise next week Tuesday after Atalanta’s home clash against Leece on Saturday (today).
The winger was part of a 25-man squad for AFCON 2023 released by Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro on Friday.
La Dea could be without the influential winger for around a month depending on Nigeria’s performance in Cote d’Ivoire.
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Gasperini claimed La Dea will be missing a key element in attack but stated that he has suitable replacement for the player.
“It worries me that Lookman is leaving for the AFCON, yes, both for the numbers and the quality of the matches played,” Gasperini