Arsenal names their price for Folarin Balogun as clubs circle

Arsenal is facing the potential departure of Folarin Balogun in the current transfer window, following his impressive loan spell at Reims last season.

The young American forward has garnered significant attention from clubs across Europe, making it difficult for Arsenal to retain him in their squad if he does not receive sufficient playing time.

Balogun has expressed his reluctance to go out on loan again, and with Arsenal having numerous attacking options at the Emirates Stadium, his future at the club is uncertain.

Mikel Arteta’s imminent addition of Kai Havertz further strengthens Arsenal’s attacking options, as the German international is also capable of playing as a forward.

In light of these circumstances, Arsenal is now open to the idea of selling Balogun, with reports from The Sun indicating that they are seeking a fee of £35 million for his transfer.

Considering Balogun’s impressive performances in France, he is certainly deserving of such a price tag, and there are likely suitors who would be willing to come close to meeting Arsenal’s valuation to secure his services.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Handing Balogun a new deal two seasons ago has now proven to be a smart decision as we get set to make some money from his departure.

His fine loan spell at Reims does not necessarily make him good enough for our team, so our best bet is to offload him for a good fee while we can.

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  1. The EPL is very competitive he’ll find it hard to break into the first team. I think for him is to find a team that will give first-team game time.

  2. We value our own impressive young striker at 35M, the same amount paid for lightweight Fabio Vieira last season. One player has over 25 goal contributions; the other ZERO!!

    Confusing, even perplexing, to say the least.

  3. … 35m?… and we are reportedly paying 65m for one Chelsea reject who couldn’t manage a total 25goals for 3 seasons combined.

    If Balogun is in another club, Arteta and Edu will be chasing him with 70m + add ons.

  4. Likely he’s a formidable ‘prospect’ but Nketia has shown to have the correct attitude he has not got the attitude to tell his manager that he won’t go out on loan. Moreover for Balogun its now a win win situation he will get a club and a sign on fee to put a smile on his grid. I prefer to trust Arteta on this one, i prefer to stick with ..”the process”.

  5. Howbeit balogun the better than nketiah who stay along without scoring unlike the former who is somehow consistent?? I better prefer to remain with him and offload nketiah

  6. Article had jokes, need a laugh during this window.

    “His fine loan spell at Reims does not necessarily make him good enough for our team.”

    As opposed to Nketiah being good enough for our team?

    Or how an underwhelming Jesus unseated a productive Trossard?

    Seems a striker that scores goals is exactly what we need. Player doesn’t want a loan, but opportunity instead; what’s wrong with that?

  7. Balogun is his own worst Enemy, he should have been agreeing another loan and proving it wasn’t a fluke in a more challenging league. You have to remember Saliba had his breakout season which is where Balogun essentially is now. It was 2 years before Saliba was judged to be capable of being a premiership player. Not just about ability but strength size etc all make a difference. Balogun needs to mature physically before he is ready for Arsenal.

  8. The comparisons with other players are completely irrelevant. Imo 35m is probably a fair price on the back of one very good season, but we certainly shouldn’t be saying that to anyone. If we are going to sell him (I’m still not convinced we are) we should be trying to get a lot more – strike while the iron is hot.
    I will say though, if we do sell him, he’s not going to join a giant club; it would probably be a decent mid table club in England or Germany, or one of the better clubs in Italy – and those types of clubs don’t often pay fees like 50m+. They tend to identify cheaper young players on the rise, build them up, and then sell on for 50m+

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