Anderlecht’s 19 year old, Albert Sambi Lokonga is generating a lot of interest. Could a move to the Premier League be on the cards? Man City is one of the latest teams to be monitoring the teenager.
According to Marca, clubs like Man City and Barcelona are currently looking at the Belgian midfielder.
His contract at Anderlecht runs out in June. This should allow him a chance to think about his future and where he wants to go.
Lokonga has said that his ideal plan would be to stay with Anderlecht for another two years. However, he knows that might not be likely when European clubs start to put their tempting offers in.
Even though Anderlecht haven’t had the best start to the season, Lokonga has stood out.
Vincent Kompany was the player-manager at the club earlier this season. He departed the Etihad to take the job. If Lokonga wants any advice, he can always ask the ex-Man City Captain.
The 19-year-old is a comfortable defensive and central midfielder. If he was to make a move to the Etihad, he could offer help and relief for a few players.
Fernandinho has proven he’s a capable defender rather than a midfielder. Players like Gundogan could do with an understudy. David Silva will be leaving at the end of the season. Phil Foden could be breaking into the first team to cover Silva’s departure.
All of these reasons would give the teenager a chance. He could offer Foden some relief from playing 90 minutes next season. The other midfielders could also benefit from having a younger player on the bench as an option.
However, wherever he moves to will have to offer him something promising in order to convince him to move.