Arsenal are really close to signing Albert Sambi Lokonga from Belgian side Anderlecht as the two clubs have agreed on a deal.
The Gunners will reportedly pay a fee of €17.5 million plus a further €4 million in add ons for Lokonga. The midfielder is expected to sign a five-year contract as per Belgian outlet HLN, and is expected to complete his medical today.
Arsenal’s interest in Lokonga was serious and after Anderlecht rejected an initial offer in June, the Gunners have made a more improved offer which has reportedly been accepted by Anderlecht.
The Gunners need more depth in the midfield department as Dani Ceballos has left the club and returned to Real Madrid. Granit Xhaka has also been linked with a move elsewhere.
It remains to be seen what plans Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has for Lokonga, as the midfielder is still pretty young despite all the promise he showed in the Belgian league last season.
Lokonga made 27 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League last season, and put in some impressive displays in midfield for Anderlecht.