Arsenal youngster set to move away from the Emirates, Germany most likely

For some time now it has been news that Arsenal might be losing one of their best young strikers, Folarin Balogun as he looks for a faster path to first-team football.

The youngster has been in prolific form for the Gunners’ youth team for some time now and he had been hoping that his form will get him a chance in the club’s first team.

However, he is behind the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He is not in the first-team picture at the Emirates yet with Arteta working hard to ensure his current options deliver.

The Gunners, however, know that he has the potential to become a lethal striker and they want to keep him on their team, but the teenager is keen to leave.

He has been linked with a move to Southampton and Brentford before now and The Beautiful Game Podcast is reporting that a move is still on the cards.

It adds that the 19-year-old, who has scored 50 goals in 70 matches as a youngster, has interested clubs from Germany which will likely be his destination.

It claims that Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt are all interested in signing him, before adding Brighton from the Premier League.

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8 Comments

  1. Az Uganda says:

    he leaves on a buy back clause

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Loosing this young player is like Serge Gnabry, as Yogy Berra the famous baseball catcher said is “deja vu all over again.”
    Please Arsenal, when Falorin Balogun is sold, ensure there is a buy back clause!

  3. McLovin says:

    There should be a buy-back clause. And why can’t we loan him? Or loan Eddie and use Baloguin? It is my understanding that Baloguin has scored more goals in youth teams than ie. Eddie, Greenwood or Rashford?

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

    2. Adajim says:

      It will be unreasonable to loan him out, given he is in the final year of his contract and has rejected a new contract, then only visible options is to sell with a buy back clause

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 Adajim, that is exactly the case.

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    Very good player. Scores lot of goals. We can loan Eddie and use this lad to supplement Auba. The dependence on Auba is too much and we should cover it with other players contributing to the cause. Hope this season the likes of Laca, Willian and Pepe score more goals. Auba is certainly a goal machine but there should always be back up players ready to deliver and that is how big teams are built.

  5. RFrancis says:

    No doubt, this player has the potential to develop into a top-notch striker. He’s got everything – pace, agility and power. He reminds me of the young Ian Wright, with the rare ability to shoot instinctively from both right and left. I hear the main reason behind his decision to leave is politics re. the Club and super-agents.

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