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Report: Arsenal set to sell Folarin Balogun as contract talks break down

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Report: Arsenal set to sell Folarin Balogun as contract talks break down

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.

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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.

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