Top sources confirm Brighton interested in surprise Arsenal midfielder

Premier League club shift attention to Arsenal man

Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in signing Arsenal’s Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Talksport journalist Alex Crook. and Sky Sports.

The midfielder has fallen behind the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, as he struggles to even make the bench in Mikel Arteta’s squad.

That sheds a clear light on where the player’s future lies. Several clubs have registered an interest in the young midfielder this summer, with Burnley having knocked the door the hardest.

However, talks with Vincent Kompany’s team have stalled and no new negotiations have taken place recently, between the concerned parties.

That has given a boost to other clubs who are keen to add the Arsenal man in their squad. Brighton look to be the latest team who are interested in taking Lokonga on a temporary basis.

With the departure of Moises Caicedo in British-record deal, the Seagulls are naturally looking to sign a replacement for the Ecuadorian.

A loan deal will make sense for all parties. While the Gunners can get good money for their asset next summer, if the 23-year-old impresses at the Amex.

Whereas Brighton will get a good player in. And even if the results fall short of expectations, they won’t be obliged to make the deal permanent, come next year.

Just like Lokonga, there are others in the same boat as the Belgian, who will be looking to sail away from the shores of the Emirates Stadium, before the transfer window shuts down.

And if the North London side are able to get good money out of them, ruling out any new signings would be naïve.

Writer – Yash Bisht

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  1. Yep. loan deal will be best for all parties involved or a buyback clause. otherwise we will have to fork out another £100m in a few years if the kid excells & we want him back.

    When Brighton eyes a target it means their scouts see something in him.

  2. For FFP and the opportunity to strengthen before next week’s deadline I would say we need to sell rather than loan him.
    He hasn’t really shown anywhere near enough to indicate he could perhaps replace Partey and partner Rice in midfield.
    Shame really..

  3. Brighton is approaching arsenal with an initial loan deal so that they can easily ship him back to us if he doesn’t leave up to expectation.

    This exactly I wanted us to approach Chelsea for Kai Havertz.


  4. He needs a Loan deal with guaranteed minimum game time to be added to the deal, otherwise he will gain no advantage from the deal and be used as a bench warming backup player. He can get that bench warming deal already at Arsenal, so their needs to be that clause in the loan deal, otherwise whats the point.

  5. Brighton have turned to Lokonga after their proposed deal to buy the exciting young midfielder from Lille,Carlos Baleba, fell through.Liverpool are also said to be interested in the 19 year old from Cameroon.As Brighton are second to none when it comes to recruitment it might make more sense for Arsenal to deal in Lokonga ,plus cash, for Baleba who is apparently a star of the future.

  6. Brighton, unless they are ready to pay an obligatory £70m with 30% buy on clause after the loan or else no deal because after one or two season, they will sell him for £150m…

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