Albert Sambi Lokonga is gradually establishing himself as one of the most important players at Arsenal football club within a short while. Since he arrived at the Premier League club, he has been able to establish himself in such a way that he is seen as one of the biggest prospects at the club. In this article, you will learn about the background of the football star, his football career, and many more.
Who is Albert Sambi Lokonga?
Albert Sambi Lokonga is a 22-year-old professional footballer who currently plays for the Arsenal football club. The Belgium international plays as a central midfielder for both club and country.
Lokonga is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 73 kg which is a perfect body measurement for a footballer who is required to make swift movements from box to box.
Sambi Lokonga’s biography and early life
Albert Sambi Lokonga was born in Verviers, Liège, Belgium on 22 October 1999 which means that the 22-year-old footballer is a Belgian by birth.
The name of Lokonga’s father is Desire Lokonga while his mother is identified as Josee. They are both of Congolese descent which also makes Lokonga of Congolese descent.
Though Lokonga’s father was not a footballer, the Arsenal star grew up in a family that loves football endlessly. For instance, Lokonga’s elder brother, Paul-Jose M’Poku plays for a Turkish club, Konyaspor, and also plays for DR Congo national team.
Aside from Paul-Jose, Lokonga has another elder brother named Fabrice. He was born in 1995 and does not play professional football like Paul-Jose and Lokonga.
What is the football history of Lokonga and his stats?
Albert Sambi Lokonga started his football career at the Anderlecht youth system in Belgium between 2015 and 2016. After playing for the club’s under-19 and under-21 teams, he gained promotion to the club’s senior team on January 1, 2018.
After three years of professional football at the club, Albert Sambi Lokonga agreed to join Arsenal football club for a transfer fee worth €17.50 million on July 19, 2021.
Lokonga signed a contract with Arsenal which will keep him at the Premier League club until June 30, 2026. The contract reportedly earns him £50,000 per week which amounts to £2,600,000 per year.
Since he joined Arsenal in 2021, Albert Sambi Lokonga has played 22 games in all competitions. The central midfielder is yet to score nor provide an assist for Arsenal’s 2021-2022 campaign.
On September 2, 2021, Lokonga made his debut for the Belgium national team instead of playing for DR Congo like his elder brother. Since then, he has managed to play once for the Belgian team.
The net worth of Albert Sambi Lokonga and his personal life
Albert Sambi Lokonga has been making around £2,600,000 per year at Arsenal since 2021 which has greatly increased his net worth. Lokonga’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million. His transfer market value is €16 million.
Lokonga’s Instagram page @sambilokonga48 currently has 224,000 Instagram followers. He uses the page to promote his football career and flaunt his luxurious lifestyle.
Despite how active he has been on the platform, Albert Sambi Lokonga is yet to share any post that suggests that he is in a relationship. Hence, it is safe to say that Lokonga is still single until he makes his relationship status public.