'Here we go': Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal are making another big signing very soon
Arsenal signed Nuno Tavares on Saturday morning and, according to Fabrizio Romano, a second signing is just around the corner.
The north Londoners announced Tavares’ signing on a long-term contract.
According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese full-back has moved from Benfica to Arsenal in a fee that could be worth up to £8million.
Now, it looks as though Albert Sambi Lokonga could be next, judging by multiple reports.
Football.london claimed on Saturday that a deal for the Anderlecht midfielder is nearing its conclusion.
Arsenal could pay a fee potentially rising up to £18million for Lokonga.
Belgian outlet La Derniere Heure, meanwhile, have reported that the 21-year-old has passed his medical.
And in wake of Tavares’ signing, Romano delivered his famous “here we go” regarding Lokonga.
Lokonga is an energetic, box-to-box midfielder, is great at linking up play and isn’t afraid to weigh in with a strong tackle.
He is also comfortable in possession, boasting a passing accuracy of 85 per cent last season (Daily Mail).
Lokonga has already captained Anderlecht, has made 78 competitive appearances, and made a Belgium matchday squad.
In January, Roberto Martinez named Lokonga as one of several Belgian players with “exceptional” futures.
“We have got young players with exceptional futures,” he told World Soccer.
“The environment is positive for the likes of Marco Kana, Elias Cobbaut, Sambi Lokonga.”