Liverpool are reportedly interested in raiding Arsenal for teenage striker Folarin Balogun this summer with the Gunners seemingly ready to offload him – and Arsenal fans have reacted to the news Liverpool are keen.
Balogun, 19, is highly-rated at Arsenal after he netted 10 goals in 15 Premier League 2 games last season. An England Under-18 international, the New York-born ace is certainly going to have a future in the Premier League.
But at which club? He has entered the final 12 months at Arsenal and he is set to leave. Eddie Nketiah, Tyreece John-Jules, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are ahead in the rankings.
Sky Sports claim that Brentford are leading the charge for Balogun and with the Bees in the Championship play-off final, they could look to sign Balogun and hope he provides the goals to survive relegation – if they go up.
However, Brentford are not alone in their pursuit of Balogun. Indeed, Liverpool are also interested in signing Balogun as are numerous German sides. Arsenal are willing to cash in if they receive an offer of £8million.
Arsenal supporters reacted to the reported news on Twitter with Liverpool looking to raid one of their closest Premier League rivals for the striker – and some are seemingly willing for him to go.
TAKE HIM I SWEAR TO GOD. HE IS PERFECT FOR YOU
— Harry (@RunReissRun) August 2, 2020
This wouldn't make sense since you have Brewster surely? If he's leaving for 1st team football Liverpool isn't the team to go
— Chiddy 🇳🇬 (@chiddyafc) August 2, 2020
Meh, he's never made the bench. But our fans love him based off his youth team goals
— 20' Marss 🐐 (@marsshutdown) August 2, 2020
he still has to make his debut for Arsenal but a lot of Arsenal fans want him to stay so i guess he must be the real deal
— ً (@AFCGhost) August 2, 2020
Don’t rate the guy, terrible attitude which is why he’ll never make a debut for us, good at youth level but that doesn’t really mean anything
— Ryan Dimmick (@dimmick_ryan) August 2, 2020
jones deserved poty but balogun wasn’t even nominated when he was top scorer, he was 2nd for me
— 8 (@ArtetaBaII) August 2, 2020