Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has reportedly recommended a new signing for Mikel Arteta’s side in Sambi Lokonga.
Anderlecht midfielder Sambi Lokonga is the player that Thierry Henry has reportedly recommended to Arsenal.
The Gunners may pursue a new central midfielder in the summer as loan signings Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard will return to parent club Real Madrid. Reports have also linked Matteo Guendouzi with a move to Marseille.
Brighton star Yves Bissouma, meanwhile, has been touted as an ideal midfield partner for Thomas Partey. Joe Willock will also return on the back of a goal-laden loan spell with Newcastle.
And according to Voetbal24, another midfield target could be on Mikel Arteta’s shortlist in Lokonga.
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The Belgian outlet claims Henry has vouched for Lokonga and could play a middleman role in the transfer given his close ties with Arsenal and good relationship with Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany.
Offers of around €15 million to €20 million would be enough to tempt Anderlecht into a sale.
Lokonga is currently on Belgium’s reserve list for the European Championship this summer after failing to make Roberto Martinez’s 26-man squad.
Despite this setback, the 21-year-old is rated highly in Belgium. He has already captained Anderlecht and made 78 first-team appearances for the club.