Brighton are now heavily interested in signing Sambi Lokonga

Albert Sambi Lokonga

Brighton Hove Albion are interested in signing Arsenal player Albert Sambi Lokonga. This is after failing to progress with deals elsewhere.

Crook said that Brighton have switched their attention to Arsenal’s Lokonga. This comes after a deal has stalled for Carlos Baleba.

What Crook had to say about Brighton interest in Sambi Lokonga

Crook said:-

“TalkSPORT understands Brighton have switched their focus to Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambu Lokonga as talks with Lille over Baleba stall despite looking close on Monday night.Lokonga would be a loan initially.”

And whilst a loan might not be the preferred option for Arsenal. A spell in Brighton is unlikely to decrease his value judging by recent examples of their star creation.

Both Brighton and manager Roberto De Zerbi have deservedly earned reputations for being experts at developing players.

If Arsenal do agree to a loan deal then they will certainly hope for more success than Lokonga’s time at Crystal Palace under Vieira.

Despite Patrick Vieira being crucial to the deal. Lokonga was then given very limited game time. This is ofcourse at the South London club.

Lokonga still has an Arsenal contract until the summer of 2026. That would protect the club’s position should he do very well on loan.

You would expect that Lokonga would be very keen to join such an exciting side in Brighton and Hove Albion.

He was previously strongly linked with a loan move to Vincent Kompany’s Burnley. That move seems to have lost momentum at this moment.

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