Man City 'showing interest' in Barcelona target Albert Sambi Lokonga

Manchester City ‘showing interest’ in Barcelona target Albert Sambi Lokonga… and could land Anderlecht starlet on a free transfer next summer

  • Manchester City also face a battle with Sevilla to land Albert Sambi Lokonga
  • The 19-year-old is valued at £4.5m but is out of contract at Anderlecht next year
  • City could move in January to have a free transfer arranged for next summer 

Manchester City are weighing up the possibility of a swoop for Albert Sambi Lokonga but will face a battle for his signature from Spanish sides including Barcelona.

The Anderlecht starlet has impressed for the Belgian side this term playing as a holding midfielder and is valued at around £4.5million.

However, he is out of contract in the summer and that has piqued the interest of many top sides including City and Barcelona who are also keeping tabs on the 19-year-old according to Marca.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (left) of Anderlecht is being tracked by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

City could open talks with Lokonga in January over arranging a free transfer next summer.

Sevilla have also entered the race to sign the Belgium Under-21 international.

But despite his contract running down, Lokonga has not ruled out staying at the Belgian side. Lokonga said: ‘My priority is to stay at Anderlecht for two more years.’

The Belgian’s form has been a bright point in what has otherwise been a miserable campaign so far for Anderlecht.

Under the management of former City captain and defender Vincent Kompany they reside 13th in the 16-team Belgian top flight. 

Lokonga has been capped by Belgium at Under-21 level and is also interesting Barcelona

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