Arsenal ‘seal deal for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga’ as Gunners complete paperwork on ‘five-year contract with 21-year-old joining for £15m plus add-ons’
- Arsenal have reportedly completed a deal for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga
- 21-year-old Belgian is set to join for an initial fee of £14.9million plus add-ons
- Lokonga has signed a five-year deal and will have to undergo quarantine period
Arsenal have reportedly secured the signing of midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht for an initial fee of €17.5million (£14.9million) plus add-ons.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the paperwork has been completed for a deal that will see Lokonga sign a contract with the Gunners that will run until the summer of 2026.
The transfer is set to be made official after the 21-year-old has undergone a quarantine period.
Arsenal have reportedly finalised the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht
Romano added that Lokonga had turned down offers from two Italian clubs in order to join Arsenal.
A Belgium Under-21 international, Lokonga was called up by his country at senior level in March when he was an unused substitute against Greece.
Mikel Arteta has brought in the Belgian midfielder as he looks to strengthen his squad
Belgium Under-21 international Lokonga joins Arsenal after playing 78 times for Anderlecht
Lokonga made 78 appearances for Anderlecht, during 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 completed 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 looks to improve upon last season’s eighth-placed finish.
Brighton centre-back Ben White and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale are among the players to have been linked with a switch to Emirates Stadium.
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