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CONFIRMED: Arsenal sign Lokonga 0

Posted on July 19, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, for a fee which reportedly amounts to around €17.5 million (£15m), with an addition of €4.5m to be paid later through add-ons.

The midfielder joined Anderlecht’s academy at the age of 15 and rose through the ranks quickly, earning a place in the first team in 2018. Between then and now, Lokonga made a total of 78 appearances in all competitions for the Belgian club, scoring three goals and assisting seven. Lokonga also represented Belgium at different youth levels, but for the senior side he’s been called up just once and remained an unused substitute.

Transfers: Lokonga medical, Locatelli push, Willock preference 0

Posted on July 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having completed the signing of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica, Arsenal appear still to be very busy in the transfer market as manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu attempt to perform a thorough overhaul of the squad.

The player practically certain to be the next to arrive at the Emirates is Albert Sambi Lokonga. The deal between Arsenal and Anderlecht was reached several days ago, and according to fresh reports, the 21-year-old midfielder is currently in London, undergoing his medical. Once that’s done, his arrival should be confirmed officially. Arsenal will pay an initial fee of €17.5m, with add-ons to come on top of that.

Arsenal given green light to spend £250m on transfers 0

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have reportedly given the club the green light to spent £250 million on incoming transfers this summer. That is according to the 90min portal, who have pointed out that manager Mikel Arteta would thus be given a chance to rebuild his team to a degree that should be sufficient to turn their on-field fortunes around, following a ninth-place finish in the Premier League and failure to qualify for any European competition.

It’s worth pointing out that 90min is hardly what you’d call a reliable source at this point, but if true, the claim appears to confirm the promise the Kroenkes gave to the supporters following the European Super League fiasco a few months ago.

Arsenal reach Lokonga agreement 0

Posted on July 09, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Anderlecht over the proposed transfer of Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Fabrizio Romano, after the Belgian midfielder rejected two offers from Italy in favour of a move to North London. The Gunners will be paying €17.5 million straight up as the guaranteed part of the fee, with add-ons set to increase the total amount to around €21m (£18m).

The 21-year-old seems to be one for the future at the Emirates, though his qualities do appear to match Arsenal’s current need as well. The ranks have grown thin in the central midfield section, and Lokonga should fit in well enough, at least in terms of squad depth for a while. Preferring to play in a box-to-box role, he can do the job of protecting the back line as well.

Transfers: Lokonga, White, Tavares, Onana, Xhaka, Guendouzi 0

Posted on June 29, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic


Having had the first one rejected, Arsenal have submitted a second bid for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Fabrizio Romano. The bid for the player who turns 22 in October now stands at €17.5 million (around £15m), with add-ons, potentially rising to €4m, to come on top of that. It represents a notable increase on the original proposal which the Belgian side rejected, believed to have been worth €15m in total.

The Gunners have been very active in pursuing their transfer targets this summer, it seems. Apart from Lokonga, they’re reportedly pushing to sign Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White, for whom they saw the opening bid of £40m turned down. The talks between the two clubs are still ongoing.

Transfers: Arsenal reject Smith Rowe bid and see White and Lokonga ones rejected 0

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It seems to have been a busy day as far as Arsenal’s dealings in the summer transfer markets are concerned, with with red lights shining at every crossroad for the moment. According to different sources, the Gunners rejected an offer from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe, and saw their own bids for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga turned down.

Transfers: Lokonga bid made, Odegaard unlikely 0

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal have submitted a bid of around €15 million for the services of Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Belgian club want closer to €20m to part ways with the 21-year-old, but they aren’t opposed to a sale and there is a feeling that a deal will be struck in the near future.

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