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Report: Arsenal want £8m for Folarin Balogun with Brentford interested

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Report: Arsenal want £8m for Folarin Balogun with Brentford interested

Arsenal teenager Folarin Balogun is reportedly wanted by London club Brentford, who are currently preparing for the Championship play-off final.

According to Sky Sports, the Gunners have set a price tag of at least £8million for the English centre-forward.

It is explained that the academy player has refused a new deal with the north London outfit, but is prepared to remain at the Emirates Staidium until the contract expires in 2021.

The report adds that Brentford previously failed with a January move for Arsenal’s youngster and now consider him a ‘high priority’ target, while Liverpool and teams in Germany have also been credited with interest.

 

Balogun is yet to make his first-team debut for Arsenal, but was present on the bench earlier in the season against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

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TBR’s View:

Arsenal visit England’s national stadium for the FA Cup final on Saturday, before Brentford face off against Fulham three days later in the play-offs.

The outcome of the Brentford result will surely impact their transfer budget for the summer window, as well as perhaps dictating the future of Balogun.

The highly-rated striker has been prolific at youth level, but turned down an Arsenal deal due to the fact he wasn’t given assurances of first-team football.

But current Gunners manger Mikel Arteta has shown he’s prepared to throw his young stars into the mix and has had some big reward from that already.

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