Folarin Balogun appears no closer to agreeing terms with Arsenal on a new contract, so the club should cut their losses and concentrate their time on other youngsters.
The young American forward has impressed when given his chance to feature in the first-team, and while he is exciting to see don our famous red and white, why should we give him the time of day?
Yes, Balogun does look like he has what it takes to make his mark for the senior side in the near future, but if he isn’t willing to wait for his chances like everyone else, and wont sign a new deal, why should we keep him?
We have the opportunity to sell him in the coming window, and I don’t see why we should overlook the opportunity.
Liverpool are claimed to be holding an interest in signing the 19 year-old, and we will be powerless to stop such a move if he makes it to the end of the season without signing a new deal, and I would hate to see such a thing happen.
Teams in the Bundesliga are claimed in The Athletic as an enticing option for the young forward, and surely it would be better to have a say in his next destination, even if we cannot persuade him to stay at the Emirates.
Now I know most of you want nothing more than to see him break into the first-team and prove his worth, but if he is as far from signing a new deal with the club that is being reported, then I don’t see why we should allow him to hold the club to ransom, nor do we want to see him stab us in the back by joining a rival either.
Do you think a sale next month would be best for all concerned? Does he deserve to be playing regularly for the senior? Possibly ahead of Nketiah?