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DETAILS: Is Burnley signing Albert Sambi Lokonga from Arsenal?

Vincent Kompany is familiar with Albert Sambi Lokonga, a player Burnley is interested in signing from Arsenal. The Sun said that the Clarets are interested in the Belgium international, who formerly played for Anderlecht with Kompany.

It seems like Burnley may have no trouble completing a deal for Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Belgian, who has 34 Premier League matches to his name, is reportedly no longer needed by Mikel Arteta, making his departure from the Emirates Stadium more probable.

Crystal Palace is hesitant to make Lokonga’s loan transfer permanent since Roy Hodgson has only used him for 70 minutes since the manager replaced Patrick Vieira. The Sun reports that Kompany suggested Arteta sign the 23-year-old for £17 million from Anderlecht in July 2021.

DETAILS: Is Burnley signing Albert Sambi Lokonga from Arsenal?

The Burnley manager went as far as telling Rio Ferdinand that he detected echoes of Yaya Toure in Lokonga’s play. We believe that a transfer to Turf Moor is the best next step for Lokonga’s development.

After a tough year in English football, the Belgian, whom Arteta praised as a “very intelligent player” in an interview with Arsenal’s official website — is no longer desired by either the Gunners or Crystal Palace.

We think it would be smart for Lokonga to reunite with Kompany, the man responsible for putting him on Arsenal’s radar, as this would put him in a position to reach his full potential under the tutelage of a coach who has complete faith in him at a pivotal point in his career. The Verviers-born genius is destined to leave Arsenal this summer, so keep an eye on the situation.

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