Arsenal are closing in on yet another signing, less than a day after landing Nuno Tavares from Portuguese side Benfica.
According to reports, the Gunners have completed routine paperwork for the signing of Anderlecht's Albert Lokonga.
The deal will reportedly cost €17.5m (as opening fee) plus other add ons, with the Belgian signing a contract until June 2026.
Paperworks completed between Arsenal and Anderlecht for Lokonga. Contract until June 2026, €17.5m as opening fee + add ons. Official after quarantine period for Belgian midfielder. 🇧🇪 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 10, 2021
Here we go confirmed - Lokonga turned down two proposals from Italy to join Arsenal.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been impressive for the Belgian outfit and was called up to the senior squad back in March.
He is expected to offer an alternative for Mikel Arteta in the middle of the park, with Dani Ceballos expected to return to Real Madrid after his second stint on loan.
Arteta's options will further slim with the expected departure of Granit Xhaka, who's on the cusp of completing a move to Italian side AS Roma.
The Gunners finished a dismal eighth in the Premier League, failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.