Arsenal’s asking price for hugely talented youngster revealed

Arsenal has been told by Folarin Balogun that he will not be signing a new contract at the club as he looks to pursue newer opportunities.

The 19-year-old is one of the most prolific youth strikers in the country and his fine showings have earned him a place in the English and United States’ youth teams.

He has scored 34 goals in 33 games for Arsenal’s under-18s and 12 goals in 27 games for Arsenal’s under-23s.

These numbers are amazing and the Gunners want to keep him, but his pathway to the first team is blocked by impressive stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah and he wants to leave.

His current deal will expire at the end of next season and this summer is the club’s final chance to sell him for a fee.

He has been a target for some top English teams and AC Milan and it seems that Southampton has the strongest interest in him.

The Saints are joined by Brentford as another English team that is eyeing a move for him.

Hampshire Live News claims that Arsenal has set an asking price for him and that the Gunners hope to make £8 million from his sale.

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19 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Definite sell-on clause needed!!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Sue, and a buy back clause, as this player is talented and prolific.

    2. Siamois says:

      Sell on clause,buy back clause and add ons…the whole nine yards Sue!😁

  2. Durand says:

    Indeed, with him being offered and Greenwood as well how many more strikers do we have coming up?
    A lot of effort being put into Eddie coming good, but I think Martinelli is miles ahead of him and over a year younger.
    Rather see Martinelli as our striker of the future and his goal scoring prowess, perhaps send Eddie on loan to prove himself.

    1. Durand says:

      Rather loan Balogun out for a year to see what’s in his locker. Selling him brings up bad vibes similar to selling Malen. If teams are sniffing for £8 million, then someone maybe interested in taking him on loan.
      Sorry but ownership and management decisions of late have not inspired confidence.
      OT but “deadwood” is harsh term for players, I prefer “driftwood” to describe those who have that passenger type mentality, content to drift with the tide and collect their wages.

      1. Mobella says:

        Sending on loan would have been a better option but the boy has a year left and has refused a contract extension.

      2. jon fox says:

        MERELY SEMANTICS DURAND. Drift and dead are mostly the same effect in football players, IMO!
        I WILL CONCEDE PERHAPS , ONLY ON BALANCE THOUGH , THAT IF THERE IS ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEN THEM, THEN DRIFTWOOD HAS A CHANCE, ONLY A CHANCE, ON RARE OCCASIONS, OF COMING GOOD , WHEREAS DEADWOOD IS, WELL, DEAD AND USELESS!

  3. Lugdush says:

    We should give a nre contract with better salary and send him on loan, even se could affort part of the wages. If he Is that good he is our man for thr future, or we could sell him on better fee

  4. Milez says:

    Give him a new contract with a better pay. Loan him out for a season. Let him have a game time. He is future. But if you must sell him, dont sell him for cheap.

  5. BaaH says:

    Sending Bslogun on loan to a club that I’d willing to play him on a regular basis would be beneficial to all parties than his outright sale, I believe.

  6. Howard says:

    Well this is a club that gives 4yr contract to Soares who’s 29 and was a reserve player for Wolves.

    Wolves are now buying 22yr old AMN . Kia Joorabchan is the agent for Edu, Soares, Mari, Luis and Willian as well as Wolves manager. So check Kia influence at Arsenal.

    Kia will pull the strings and sell us all his players at huge cost and push out AMN, Greenwood, Balogun and all the Arsenal potential youngsters.
    Kia runs Arsenal now.

    1. Khadii says:

      Soares was a Southampton, no affiliation with Wolves

    2. Khadii says:

      Also.. Jorge Mendes is Espirito’s agent.. Not Kia..
      Get facts right..
      Although I understand your pain

    3. Sean M says:

      Tin hat time

  7. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    We can sell with buy back clause or percentage of reselling. I doubt any club in the current covid situation will pay us 8£ millions.

  8. Howard says:

    They’ve offered Bellerin to PSG, selling AMN to Wolves but keeping Soares who is 29 and given 4yr contract. So they intend to make Soares our regular RB.

    Soares even couldn’t cut it for Wolves. Interesting times. The hands of Kia all over Arsenal.

    1. SueP says:

      I think you have confused Soares with someone else as I thought he came from Southampton Also I believe Mendes is Espirito Santo’s agent
      KJ does have several clients at Arsenal though

  9. dudley willmott says:

    MUST KEEP FANS FAVOURITE BEGOLAN .ARTETA NOT INTERESTED.

  10. Gabriel says:

    One thing you guys fail to understand is that this guy has refused to sign a contract extension, and has only one year left on his contract.

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