Arsenal’s latest signing, Sambi Lokonga can have the same impact as Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans in the EPL, Peter Verbeke has said. He recently revealed that the ex Anderlecht player has the potential to follow in the footsteps of other ex-players.
According to him, he believes Lokonga will settle well at his new club because he has the technical ability to cope in such an environment.
Peter added that even if EPL is stronger than the Belgian league, players that have come from Belgium keep proving that they have what it takes.
His words, “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.”
“Sambi of course is a very good player. He is one of the top talents coming from our academy. He can play as a defensive midfield player, he can also play as a box-to-box player. Especially in the last two seasons at the club, he has developed really well.”
“Sambi is someone who is good on the ball. His technical ability in tight spaces is really good, good short and long passing.”
“Sambi has been the captain of the club of a very young Anderlecht, of course. He was still a natural captain and leader on and off the pitch, and he is someone that I would say is really open-minded.”
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