Goal have claimed that Arsenal will look to sell teenage striker Folarin Balogun this summer after talks between the Premier League side and Balogun’s agents broke down – with his current deal expiring in 2021.
Balogun, 19, is considered one of the brightest prospects in Arsenal’s academy. He has scored 10 goals in 15 Premier League 2 games this season, and even appeared on the bench for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
The report states that New York-born Balogun was offered a performance-related deal by Arsenal. The striker’s agents have rejected that deal, and the north London club will now sell the England Under-18 international.
But with Arsenal mindful that Eddie Nketiah and Tyreece John-Jules are in and around the senior side, Balogun will be sold. The Gunners will sell Balogun, despite rejecting a £5million offer in January from Brentford.
TBR’s view – Balogun needs to leave for good of his career
Unfortunately, the striker has watched Nketiah and now John-Jules get their chances. He is showing just as much potential as Nketiah and John-Jules did, but the latter duo are ahead in the pecking order.
He needs to join a club where there is no Nketiah. A Championship club would be ideal, one where he has a chance of becoming the first-choice striker. At Arsenal, though, he would struggle for game time.