Arsenal signed Albert Sambi Lokonga, a talented youngster from Anderlecht
The English club have announced the transfer of the 21-year-old midfielder from Belgium’s Anderlecht.
Arsenal have acquired Albert Sambi Lokonga for €17.5m + €4.5m add ons. Contract until June 2026. He will wear the No 23 shirt and have the name Sambi on the back.
Over the last two seasons he has played 50 games in the Jupiler Pro League, becoming the weapon of choice for Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany. At the same time, the player has suffered two injuries, one of which was a cruciate ligament rupture. However, the player managed to recover exceptionally well and was a regular in the Anderlecht starting line-up, playing 90 minutes each game.
“Albert is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development. He has been coached well by Vincent Kompany and his team at Anderlecht. I know Vincent very well and he talks so highly about Albert and the positive impact he had to Anderlecht in recent seasons. We’re confident Albert’s ready for the next stage in his development and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to our squad with his quality and presence.”coach Mikel Arteta said.
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- Last season, the Belgian played 33 games in the Belgium league and scored 3 goals.
- Earlier, Arsenal announced the transfer of Nuno Tavares from Benfica for €8 million. The 21-year-old left-back has already marked his debut in a friendly with a goal.
- Lyon central midfielder Houssem Aouar, 23, will reportedly be Arsenal’s next signing, after Brighton’s Ben White, who is due to be announced shortly. The club intend to spend around €120m this summer.