Arsenal reject an offer for teenager despite his contract running down

Arsenal has turned down a £3m plus add-ons offer from Sheffield United for Folarin Balogun, reports Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old has entered the final year of his current contract with the Gunners and it seems that he will not be signing a new deal at the Emirates.

Sheffield United started the season with a 2-0 loss to Wolves and they are keen to add a new striker to their team.

Balogun scored 28 goals in 28 games for Arsenal’s youth teams two seasons ago and scored 10 in 15 games again in the last campaign before it was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The striker has had interest in him from other teams for a long time now, Brentford failed in a bid to sign him last January.

The Mail also claims that AC Milan, Southampton and Brighton are three other teams who have considered a move for him.

The Blades are said to have been stunned when Arsenal rejected their bid and asked them to pay a fee in the region of £15m for the New York-born teenager.

If the striker doesn’t sign a new deal soon, he can sign a pre-contract deal with a foreign team from January and teams in Germany have been alerted to that possibility.

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  1. ken1945 says:

    Perhaps Arteta believes he can persuade him to stay and/or are determined to not let him go to another PL club if they can’t?
    Once again, we see a player taking control of their own destiny and it makes the claims that AW was to blame for similar scenarios seem as daft as they ever were.
    Perhaps Balogun should reflect on Krystian Bielik’s decision to leave our club…he is hardly setting the world alight after forcing his move away.

  2. Mac says:

    Agree completely with above comments. No way he should be wanting to leave Arsenal , younguns these days think they know it all ..
    Stay , and learn to follow in the footsteps of Auba and fight to become a player !

  3. Sue says:

    I thought we’d already stated a while back we wanted 8m for him?
    There’s still a glimmer of hope that he may change his mind…

  4. Sid says:

    Hope he stays.

  5. Ken1945 says:

    OT Martinez confirms he has left the club!!

    1. Sue says:

      I just watched his message to us fans…🥺
      Bless him! Really hope it works out for him

      1. ken1945 says:

        Onwards and upwards Sue, I would have kept him and sold Leno, but if we are behind Arteta, then some decisions we have to grin and bear it -money towards Partey I guess/hope?

        1. Kstix says:

          Same thoughts Ken, onwards and upwards regardless. I’m sad that he had to leave.

  6. Jo-Gunz says:

    Good luck to Emi but I pity him at the receiving end of an Auba, Laca, Willian, Pepe, attack.

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