Arsenal youngster set to reject PL loan in favour of France

Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun is set to reject loan offers from fellow Premier League clubs in favour of a move to Reims this summer.

The 19 year-old impressed on loan with Middlesbrough last season, before returning to the club for pre-season, and has been considering offers ahead of the new term.

After considering a number of options, he now seems set to move to Ligue 1, and is expected to complete his medical there in the coming days.

I’m not entirely sure that he should be turning down the chance to gain further PL experience, but if Reims are the best side that are willing to guarantee him a first-team role, it could be for the best.

I’m not completely convinced that he is quite ready for a first-team role in the Premier League just yet, and one year in France will hopefully be enough for him to grow into the top player we know he can be. He needs to work on his composure at the top level.

Do you think first-team football should be his priority or should playing in the English top flight be better for his development?


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  1. I think it all depends on which club trusts him more . Whether a PL club or any other club , the most important thing for him is to get starts . If he plays regularly he will
    Score. Striker are all about confidence .
    May be the Pl side that the journalist is saying may not provide him regular starts and only needs him as a 2nd or 3rd Choice .
    We wish him good luck and have a fantastic season at the club which he joins

  2. He wouldn’t start for any EPL club here. Good move to go to Ligue 1 instead. Much better chance to get games.

  3. It’s all about getting minutes in the right system. Hopefully Reims turns out to be the right place. Going to France certainly worked out ok for Saliba.

  4. He is most certainly not ready for EPL duty for Arsenal and another loan seems appropriate for all concerned.I hope he goes on to prove me wrong, but I do not feel the lad will make it at the highest level.

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