Arsenal ‘seal deal for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga’ as Gunners complete paperwork on ‘five-year contract with 21-year-old joining for £ 15million plus additions’
- Arsenal reportedly strike deal for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga
- 21-year-old Belgian expected to join for an initial £ 14.9million plus additions
- Lokonga has signed a five-year deal and will have to undergo a period of quarantine
Arsenal have reportedly secured the signing of Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga for an initial € 17.5million (£ 14.9million) plus additions.
According to the journalist Fabrice Romano, the paperwork has been completed for a deal that will see Lokonga sign a contract with the Gunners that will last until the summer of 2026.
The transfer is expected to be formalized after the 21-year-old underwent a period of quarantine.
Arsenal reportedly finalized signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht
Romano added that Lokonga turned down offers from two Italian clubs to join Arsenal.
Belgium’s Under-21 international, Lokonga was called up by his country at the senior level in March when he was an unused substitute against Greece.
Mikel Arteta has called on the Belgian midfielder as he seeks to strengthen his squad
Belgium Under-21 international Lokonga joins Arsenal after playing 78 times for Anderlecht
Lokonga made 78 appearances for Anderlecht, in which he scored three goals and provided seven assists.
The midfielder is set to become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer after the Gunners struck a deal to bring in 21-year-old left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eager to improve his squad further as he seeks to improve on his eighth place from last season.
Brighton center-back Ben White and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale are among the players who have been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium.
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