Arsenal’s summer season enterprise continues
Arsenal have continued their summer season enterprise by saying the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, including to the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica earlier this month.
Welcome to north London, Albert! 👋
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 19, 2021
The north London membership introduced the deal on social media, with the brand new boy taking the quantity 23 for the upcoming season, beforehand worn by David Luiz, and can have the identify Sambi on the again.
Switch journalist Fabrizio Romano outlined the price of the deal, saying that:
“Lokonga joins Arsenal on a everlasting deal for €17.5m + €4.5m add ons”.
Official and confirmed. Albert Sambi Lokonga joins Arsenal on a everlasting deal for €17.5m + €4.5m add ons. Contract till June 2026. Quantity 23. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
Subsequent one: Ben White, finished deal to be introduced within the subsequent days after medicals. £50m to Brighton, private phrases agreed.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2021
Lokonga, in his first interview as an Arsenal participant, stated:
“It’s an enormous step, however I really feel assured as a result of it’s a must to be. Within the soccer world, it’s a must to be assured about your self.”
“I can’t wait to begin. I can play as a six and I can play like a field to field, however individuals say that I’m higher within the six place”
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) July 19, 2021
What the boys in cost needed to say
Edu Gaspar, Arsenal’s technical director, stated that:
“We’re delighted Albert has signed with us, as there was loads of curiosity in him and he was an enormous goal for us. Albert is a participant we’ve been monitoring for a while, and he’ll deliver us energy in depth within the centre of midfield. We look ahead to his continued growth with us.”
In the meantime, Mikel Arteta added:
“Albert is a really clever participant who has proven nice maturity in his performances throughout his growth. He has been coached effectively by Vincent Kompany and his staff at Anderlecht. I do know Vincent very effectively and he talks so extremely about Albert and the optimistic affect he needed to Anderlecht in latest seasons. We’re assured Albert’s prepared for the subsequent stage in his growth and we’re wanting ahead to welcoming a brand new member to our squad together with his high quality and presence.”
[Quotes taken from Arsenal.com]
In the meantime, Arsenal are anticipated to wrap up a deal for Brighton defender Ben White within the coming days, earlier than turning their attentions to a different midfielder and backup goalkeeper.
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