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​Anderlecht chief Verbeke backing Arsenal signing Lokonga to emulate Lukaku, Tielemans

Anderlecht director Peter Verbeke is backing Albert Sambi Lokonga to make a similar impact in the Premier League as his compatriots Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans.

The 21-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal from Anderlecht earlier this week.

Lukaku starred at Manchester United before joining Inter Milan in 2019, while Tielemans scored the winning goal for Leicester City in their FA Cup triumph over Chelsea last season.

Sporting director Verbeke told Sky Sports of Lokonga: "I think he will settle in really well in a new club because his technical ability is that good, I don't think there will be any adaptation problems.

"Of course, the Premier League is a higher level than the Belgian league, but the boys that have been developed at Anderlecht like Youri Tielemans and Romelu Lukaku, I think they settled in well because they got a good education at the Anderlecht academy. So, I expect Sambi will do the same thing."


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