Agents Have ‘Offered’ Liverpool The Chance To Sign £17M Arsenal Flop

Agents Have ‘Offered’ Liverpool The Chance To Sign £17M Arsenal Flop

Liverpool have been “offered” Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Get French Football News.

The website claims that representatives of the player have made the Reds aware of the Belgian international’s availability.

However, at this stage, it doesn’t seem as if Jurgen Klopp’s side will be making a move for Lokonga, with the club focused on other targets. Considering the midfielder’s performances since arriving in England, that is not a complete surprise.

The 23-year-old joined the Gunners from Anderlecht for £17m in the summer of 2021 but he has struggled to make an impact at the Emirates.

In the second half of last season, Lokonga was loaned out to Crystal Palace to get more game time but, following the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager in March, he barely got a look in.

Other Premier League teams have pursued Lokonga this summer

Both Burnley (who are managed by former Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany) and Brighton have been mentioned as potential suitors for the Belgian.

However, with just days remaining before the transfer window closes, Lokonga has not found a new team and it appears his agents have started offering him to potential suitors.

Liverpool are still planning to sign a midfielder before Friday’s deadline

While the Reds may have no interest in recruiting Lokonga, the Merseyside club remain on the lookout for new additions.

Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch and Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure are thought to be the two main targets, but both deals are expected to be complicated.

At the moment, Bayern have still not given the green light to sell Gravenberch, despite the player himself reportedly requesting a transfer.

A move for Doucoure could be scuppered by the Malian’s asking price. Palace are said to be holding out for around £70m, which is likely to be too expensive for Liverpool.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.