Arsenal set to part ways with talented 23-year-old midfielder in potential transfer move
Arsenal Football Club is reportedly looking to sell promising 23-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga at the end of the season, according to a report by Football Insider
The North London club is said to be seeking funds for summer transfers and has identified the Belgian as an expendable asset.
Since joining Arsenal, Lokonga has found it challenging to secure regular playing time and is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. Arsenal is hoping to sign players such as Declan Rice at the end of the season and must move on some of their fringe players to balance the books.
However, the move to sell Lokonga could prove a risky one for Arsenal. The young midfielder is highly rated and has the potential to develop into a quality Premier League player.
He was highly regarded around Europe before joining Arsenal, and there is likely to be no shortage of clubs interested in signing him should he become available.
Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, is reportedly ready for a midfield revamp at the end of the season, and Lokonga’s departure could be a part of that strategy. Nevertheless, the Gunners may come to regret the decision to let Lokonga leave, especially if he manages to fulfill his considerable potential with regular game time in the coming seasons.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can find a suitable club for Lokonga in the coming months, but the young midfielder will need to leave in search of regular football if he is to realize his potential.
If the Gunners end up signing someone like Rice, Lokonga will fall even further down the pecking order at the club, making a move away from Arsenal the logical choice for the young Belgian.
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