Bundesliga side becomes favourite for Arsenal contract rebel

Folarin Balogun is set to join the German side, Bayer Leverkusen when he leaves Arsenal in the summer.

The teenage striker has refused to sign a new Arsenal contract after not seeing a clear pathway to the first team.

Mikel Arteta gave him chances in the Europa League earlier in the season, but he hasn’t played for the club since last year.

His path to the first team is being blocked by the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette.

He knows it will take a lot more time for him to gain first-team experience at the Emirates and he has decided to leave.

Arsenal remains hopeful that he would stay, but he has rejected all contract offers so far.

Todofichajes claims that among his suitors, Leverkusen seems to be winning the race.

He would cost the Germans nothing and he is choosing to move there because of their track record in developing young players.

Arsenal still has the chance to persuade him to stay, but it all points to him leaving the club this summer.

The Gunners have more than enough options in attack and losing him should only be painful because he is leaving for free.

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7 Comments

  1. John Ibrahim says:

    hes a very talented player but needs regular game time to improve

    he should move on play first team football with less pressure

  2. Declan says:

    The fat lady ain’t sung yet….

  3. David P says:

    I really think he’s a troublemaker and not a team player. The talks of contracts keeps stalling because he wants more money than Smith Rowe and Saka. I don’t know who Balogun and his agent think they are, trying to dictate the club. Let him go. He reminds me of Anelka the moody Frenchman (I can’t pronounce his name properly). As for Balogun and his party, let them boss another big club around and see how far they get. Anyway, what does one expect? He’s half American with a head the size of a beach ball. And at the end of the day, Balogun is probably the Mole leaking out information 🤣🤣🤣

    1. Rashid80 says:

      Money? It’s obvious it’s not about money! It’s about given some play time! And how did you judge that he’s trouble maker? As far as we know he didn’t cause any trouble

  4. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Rumours say it is just about the salary.
    There is no better chance for him to first team football in Arsenal.
    Eddie has not made a case yet, he would be loaned most probably.
    Lacca, has one year left, heading 30, and club have not renewed to him yet.
    Auba, two years left, not in top form this season until recently and on the upper side of thirty.
    Bottomline, Arsenal has no established long term striker, no one will ever get a better chance.

    1. Rashid80 says:

      Yet he wasn’t getting much play time!

  5. Mother leopard says:

    Completely unproven and seems to have an over inflated opinion of his self worth if he’s asking for £40k a week.

    Arsenal are probably the best “high profile” club in England for youngsters to get w chance.

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