Sambi Lokonga moved from RSC Anderlecht to Arsenal last summer. The transfer involved 17.5 million euros. Our compatriot has had a solid first season in the Premier League. He made a total of 23 appearances across the Channel. More than Arsenal expected, it turns out.
That reports journalist Tom Canton on Twitter† Canton says Arsenal will keep Lokonga for next season, despite several loan opportunities. The Gunners’ interest in Youri Tielemans would also have no influence on Lokonga’s future at Arsenal. The two files are therefore considered separately.
Arsenal have been showing great interest in Tielemans for a long time. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Londoners would be negotiating with Leicester City. Tielemans still has a contract there until the middle of next year. The Red Devil himself would like to leave and not want to extend his contract with the Foxes. According to Transfermarkt must currently cost Tielemans 55 million euros.
Arsenal meanwhile are not giving up and have already brought in another asset for the midfield. The club took Fabio Vieira from FC Porto for 35 million euros. For example, the competition for Lokonga is even greater at Arsenal, which still has confidence in the youth product of RSC Anderlecht.
Albert Sambi Lokonga set to stay with Arsenal this summer despite loan suggestions | @Football_LDN
🔴Europa League targeted as outlet
⚪️Played more than club had expected last season
🔴Tielemans and CM interest does not impact Lokonga planhttps://t.co/J7oEveL8t8
— Tom Canton (@TomCantonMedia) June 21, 2022
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