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Arsenal Transfer News 2021-22: Gunners Acquire The Services Of Albert Sambi Lokonga From Anderlecht For A Transfer Fee Of €22Million

Arsenal Transfer News 2021-22: Gunners Acquire The Services Of Albert Sambi Lokonga From Anderlecht For A Transfer Fee Of €22Million

Know everything including the fee of the 2021-22 transfer news of Premier League club Arsenal who sign young Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga on a 5-year deal

21-year-old Belgian midfielder caught the eye of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who was impressed by the wonderful playmaking abilities of the Anderlecht youngster. Gunners worked fast and secured the signing of the Anderlecht for €17.5million + €4.5million in add ons.

He signed his first professional contract at the very tender age of 15 in 2014. He progressed through the youth ranks of the Belgian club and has impressed the first team. He made his first-team debut in a 1-0 victory over K.A.S. Eupen on 22 December 2017.

Arsenal Transfer News 2021-22: Albert Sambi Lokonga Playing Style, Transfer Fee And Salary And Weekly Wage

Mikel Arteta had a pretty long conversation with the current Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany who was very fond of the player and holds him in high regard. Since breaking in the first team squad of Anderlecht he established his dominance in the midfield of the club. He has signed a 5-year deal with the club during which he will earn £34k per week (£1.8million-per-year).

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He is very strong in possession that makes him a recognizable player on the field and runs fast with the ball dribbling past defenders very easily creating a goal-scoring opportunity for the team. He has an extraordinary vision that allows him to rotate the ball very effectively and efficiently. Albert will wear the No 23 shirt and have the name Sambi on the back of the shirt.

Albert Sambi Lokonga Anderlecht Career

He was trained by the Premier League veteran Vincent Kompany who taught him exactly what was needed to play at the highest level of club football. Lokango excelled quickly under the manager and understood the basics required in the Premier League.

In the last two seasons with Anderlecht, he established himself as one of the hottest properties in world football at such a young age. He quickly became a crucial part of the team under the manager Vincent Kompany and featured frequently under the great former Belgian defender.

Career Stats And Goals

He joined Anderlecht when he was a 15-year old boy and progressed through the youth ranks impressing the coaching staff and the management of the club. He quickly established himself as a crucial player for the first team and was used in the squad multiple times.

He scored 3 goals for the club in 69 appearances in all competitions during his 4-year career with the Belgian club. He narrowly missed the Belgium squad which went for the EURO 2020 by the slightest of margins in a very deep Belgium squad.

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