Some Arsenal fans react as club make an official bid for Lokonga
Some Arsenal fans were reacting after the club made an official bid for Anderlecht ace Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Belgian made 37 appearances for the Jupiler League giants last season, captaining them on many occasions.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have made an offer of €17m (£14.6m) plus add-ons, potentially €4m (£3.4m). The side have also handed the 21-year-old a five-year deal, expiring in the summer of 2026.
It was reported by HLN that the player is not expected to report for pre-season with a move close.
The midfielder would be Arsenal’s first signing of the summer transfer window. However, the club’s also in talks over a move for Aaron Ramsdale, whilst Ben White is closing in on a transfer.
TBR View: Official Lokonga bid needs to get the ball rolling for Arsenal
An official bid for Lokonga needs to get the ball rolling for Arsenal during this transfer window.
The Gunners don’t want to leave it late in terms of completing their potential signings.
Two summers ago, it took until the final day of the window to complete moves for David Luiz and Kieran Tierney. Meanwhile, last summer, a similar scenario occurred with Thomas Partey.
All this happened despite wide spread reports over deals for the players all summer long.
Arsenal have a tough start to the season, so completing transfer as soon as possible is key.
Here is how fans reacted…
it’s a start, 2 positions filled. Backup Lb who has potential and can also do a good job in the first team (hopefully). And the same goes for lokonga really. Just need 1st team RB, 1st team Cm, 1st team Cam, Cb to replace luiz https://t.co/V2pe4o6h1k— Oliver Stilwell (@Olly_Stilwell) June 29, 2021
Tierney backup and Partey backup sorted then. Good business. https://t.co/fdSeE0sYAg— Ä – (akimitsu) (@parkjinyoung_ie) June 28, 2021
pull this off pls edu https://t.co/znwe5t2yjl— Jay (@Jaykydd_) June 28, 2021
Lokonga really excites me. Can't wait to see him in action https://t.co/HiWAmzdcVA— Alex (@AlexCullen17) June 28, 2021
Wawu! Is this really Arsenal https://t.co/KiIranQCvS— Obaba⚪️ (@temore) June 28, 2021
special player, one that will shine season after season (I hope) https://t.co/YS1tI8orY4— saka’s bredrin (@ryanramus) June 28, 2021
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