Luton Town is trying to sign Albert Sambi Lokonga, a midfielder from Arsenal, before tonight’s transfer deadline.
Albert Sambi Lokonga, a midfielder from Arsenal, might move to Luton, another Premier League team before the transfer window closes.
Jamie Weir, a Sky Sports reporter, is at Kenilworth Road today for the deadline day, before Luton’s match against West Ham United tonight.
Weir mentioned that he talked to Gary Sweet, who is Luton’s chief executive. Gary Sweet is managing the club’s first Premier League home game and dealing with the pressure of deadline day.
Weir did say that Sweet told him about the talks to sign Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga before the deadline.
“I ran into the chief executive, Gary Sweet, along the sideline, and he seems quite stressed, which is understandable,” Weir explained. “He’s juggling the first game at Kenilworth Road, ongoing construction work, and the frenzy of transfer deadline day. He mentioned that he’s a busy man, still handling a few matters. Currently, they’re in talks about bringing in Albert Sambi Lokonga on loan from Arsenal,” he added.
Gary Cotterill, the Sky Sports reporter covering Arsenal’s activity before the transfer window closes, mentioned that the transfer of Albert Sambi Lokonga to Arsenal is close to being finalized, and the deadline is only a few hours away.
Cotterill stated, “The move for Albert Sambi Lokonga, who was on loan at Crystal Palace in the second half of last season, is almost done for him to join Luton on loan.”
Albert Sambi Lokonga May Benefit from Leaving Arsenal
This transfer had to happen before the window closed. Lokonga doesn’t seem to be part of Mikel Arteta’s plans, and he risked not getting much playing time until the next transfer window in January. He had a similar situation in the first half of last season when he was on the fringes before going on loan to Palace.
Lokonga needs a full season away from Arsenal to gain momentum and play regularly to improve his skills. Arsenal signed him for around £15 million in 2021, and although he initially showed promise, he gradually faded from the Arsenal scene.
Is there any possibility that Lokonga might be sold in 2024? Sure, there is, but playing every time for Luton is a good step to grow, which will benefit him in the future.
There are people talking about West Ham. They are circulating that Graziano Pelle might be considered being brought back to the Premier League from the Chinese team Shandong Luneng. But what is their challenge? This possible transfer is believed to be Pelle’s high wages.