Arsenal will flip their attentions to Albert Sambi Lokonga after finishing a £50million deal for his or her first summer season signing Ben White. soccer.london understands an settlement with Brighton is shut with White understood to have agreed private phrases over the transfer to the Emirates and Lokonga is the signing they may flip to after. The 21-year-old has been closely scouted by the membership – and Mikel Arteta is believed to be a eager admirer of the Belgian U21 worldwide. Many regard him as top-of-the-line prospects to have come by means of Anderlecht’s esteemed academy lately and a participant who may outline the way forward for Belgian soccer for the subsequent decade. Like Lokonga Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany additionally got here by means of the ranks at Anderlecht and he’s at present the top coach of the membership.
One of the best Premier League defenders and captains this century, Kompany has performed an integral function within the improvement of Lokonga, and if his verdict is something to go by Arsenal could be getting a powerful addition. Speaking to Voetbal Belgie, Kompany endorsed his younger protege again in February. “With his qualities at his age, he stands out for me,” Kompany stated. “Will Sambi win his duels? Is he bettering his defensive work? You ask your self these questions as a coach. Well, I’ve seen him make plenty of progress in that space.” In February, Kompany predicted Lokonga may actually have a probability of representing Belgium at Euro 2020 and tipped him for a giant transfer in the summertime. “Who is aware of, Sambi might even make the nationwide choice for the European Championship. It would give him an opportunity to safe a high transfer in the long run – hopefully not too early,” he stated.
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In the top, Lokonga solely made the preliminary Belgium squad earlier than being reduce from the ultimate staff. He is but to make an look for his nation at senior degree, however a debut should be on the horizon – as may that transfer Kompany alludes to. At 21 years previous, Lokonga has already captained the senior Anderlecht facet and with Arsenal needing a defensive midfielder, the Belgian ace may very well be an astute signing for the membership. Would you wish to see Sambi Lokonga at Arsenal? Leave your ideas within the remark part beneath.