Journalist Charles Watts has recently talked about Albert Lokonga’s medical ahead of a potential move to Arsenal.
Lokonga is reportedly close to a move to the Emirates this summer, with Arsenal having kept an eye on the Anderlecht midfielder for quite a while now. There have been suggestions that his medical was to take place last Friday.
Watts talked about the Lokonga move, when he appeared on the latest edition of his Youtube show. He talked about the medical, saying that people at Arsenal have told him that it is still up in the air as to when the medical be done.
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The journalist claimed (1:19): “[The] Medical was yesterday [Sunday], so we are getting very very close to it being finalised. There are suggestions that the medical was in Holland, I heard yesterday, it was going to be in Belgium, but certainly over there it’s been reported that it’s actually been taken place in Holland, potentially to try and avoid some sort of maybe quarantine issues.
“When I spoke to people at Arsenal yesterday, they said it was all very much up in the air in terms of when he was going to get here and how long he was going to quarantine for that sort of thing, they weren’t even sure where the medical was going to be.”
TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments about Albert Lokonga move…
Lokonga has quite a bit of experience of first-team football with Anderlecht, having played 78 times in all competitions and contributing ten goals for the club. He’s been on the bench for the Belgian national team once and has also captained Anderlecht in the past, which shows both the potential for his playing career as well as his leadership traits.
This suggests that the 21-year-old is an established player already and may not take too much time to settle into the club. So Arsenal fans shouldn’t be worried about when the medical will take place, as it seems as the deal is pretty much agreed anyway.