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Anderlecht sporting director backs Arsenal’s Lokonga to follow in footsteps of Romelu Lukaku & Leicester star

Anderlecht sporting director backs Arsenal’s Lokonga to follow in footsteps of Romelu Lukaku & Leicester star

Arsenal sign Lokonga

Arsenal would complete their second signing of the summer window on Monday.

The Gunners have already secured the services of Nuno Tavares from Benfica, with the 21-year-old expected to provide back-up to starting left-back, Kieran Tierney.

Now, Tavares has been joined in north London by former Anderlecht midfielder, Albert Sambi Lokonga.


The midfielder is understood to have set Arsenal back a fee potentially rising above £20m after add-ons:

Anderlecht chief speaks on Lokonga

On the back of him departing Anderlecht for Arsenal, the Belgium club’s sporting director has been speaking about Lokonga.

And Peter Verbeke had some high praise for the 21-year-old midfielder.

Lokonga is not the only former Anderlecht star to go on to sign for a Premier League outfit.

Romelu Lukaku, previously of Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United, plied his trade with the club at a young age, as did now Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

And when speaking about Lokonga recently, Verbeke backed the Arsenal man to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned duo and settle in well to the PL:

“I think he will settle in really well in a new club because his technical ability is that good, I don’t think there will be any adaptation problems.

“Of course, the Premier League is a higher level than the Belgian league, but the boys that have been developed at Anderlecht like Youri Tielemans and Romelu Lukaku, I think they settled in well because they got a good education at the Anderlecht academy. So, I expect Sambi will do the same thing.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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