After 12 great years, Albert Mboyo Sambi Lokonga will be leaving Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht. The elegant midfielder has completed his move to Arsenal FC.
After Tielemans, Lukaku, Dendoncker, Praet, Bornauw and Saelemaekers, Sambi is once again a prime example of the youth academy of RSC Anderlecht at Neerpede. Discovered back in 2009, Albert signed his first professional contract in 2017, after which he swiftly made his debut in the first team. In recent seasons, Albert emerged as an absolute stronghold on the midfield of RSC Anderlecht. He also wore the captain's armband last season. Albert continued his strong performances with the national reserves and was called up for Belgium’s A-team for the first time this spring by coach Roberto Martinez. He also prepared the European Championship with our national team.
Albert insists on thanking the club and the fans for all the great years. "I’m making a move from one big club to another. I am proud of this new step, but also sad that I am leaving RSCA. I want to thank you for all the love I have always received here. I am a mauve for life."
The whole club wants to wish Albert all the best in his further career. Albert will always carry the 'Made in Neerpede'-stamp and will continue to reap the benefits of his formation at Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht.
Good luck Sambi!