Transfer news expert, Fabrizio Romano have confirmed that Arsenal have completed the signing of Anderlecht young talent Albert Sambi Lokonga for a fee of £17M plus add-ons.
Albert Sambi Lokonga have been strongly moved with a transfer to the Emirates stadium and the Gunners seem to have wrapped up the deal as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his midfield options.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder scored three goals and made two assists across 33 league games for Anderlecht last season after an impressive campaign for the Belgian side.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed the deal for the Gunners to bring the talented youngster to the Gunners have been completed and Lokonga will sign a long-term contract at the club until 2026.
Using his Twitter page, Fabrizio said: “Albert Sambi Lokonga to Arsenal, here we go soon!
“No medical scheduled yet, negotiations at final stages. €17.5m + add ons. #Lokonga.”
Albert Sambi Lokonga who made a total of 37 appearances in all competitions for Anderlecht last season will now travel to London colony to have his medicals.
Arsenal who ended up in eighth place on the log without a silverware in Arteta’s first full season in charge at the club are now looking to build a squad capable of achieving top four.