Determined AS Monaco prepares an improved bid Balogun

The competition for Folarin Balogun’s signature is intensifying, boiling down to a showdown between Inter Milan and AS Monaco.

Both of these clubs have initiated preliminary discussions for Balogun’s transfer, only to have their initial offers rebuffed by Arsenal. The Gunners are seeking a fee of approximately 50 million euros, attributed to Balogun’s impressive performances in the previous season.

Inter Milan’s pursuit of Gianluca Scamacca and Romelu Lukaku has fallen through, prompting their renewed interest in Balogun.

On the other hand, AS Monaco perceives Balogun as an ideal solution to the absence of the injured Breel Embolo and is resolute in presenting strong competition to Inter’s bid.

Monaco’s initial offer of around 30 million euros was declined by Arsenal, and according to RMC Sport, this is not the final word from the Ligue 1 club. Their determination to secure Balogun’s services remains unshaken, as they are actively crafting a fresh offer for the talented USMNT star.

Just Arsenal Opinion

It seems very clear that Balogun will leave the club this season, which might explain why Mikel Arteta has not bothered to get him involved in games so far.

The striker will eventually join one of these clubs, but we have every right to demand the highest fee we can for his move.

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  1. Hopefully there will be a sell on or buy back clause, as we don’t want another Gnabry scenario. At least we are not splashing out loads of dosh for Raya, at least not this season.

  2. Yeah, that’s a very smart arrangement by Arsenal there. Gives the club
    – one full season to assess the player’s on-field worth
    – keeps down the overall transfer spending for the summer for
    FFP purposes.
    – makes room for further acquisitions this summer or in
    January, if the need arises
    – acquire the services of a definite Turner upgrade
    Well done Edu Gaspar

  3. Incomings;
    • Timber £34m (+£6m addons)
    • Havertz £60m (+£5m addons)
    • Rice £105m, 3 Installments (£34mx3)
    • Raya £3m, Loan.

    = £130m+ Spent this window (Roughly)

    • Xhaka – £27m ✔️
    • Turner – £10m ✔️
    • Flo – £40m+? (Monaco v Inter)⌛️
    • Pepe – £18m? (Turkish League) ⌛️
    • Holding – £10m?
    • Taveres – £15m?
    • Lokonga – £18m?

    = £130m+ (Roughly)

    Plus we have let players go which frees up space and wages plus the loans outgpings like Marquinhos.

    Also all the new expensive contracts to;

    1. Saka
    2. Martinelli
    3. Saliba
    4. Ramsdale
    5. Nelson

    Squad 23/24 so far;

    GK – Ramsdale & Raya
    CB – Saliba, Gabriel, Timber & Kiwior
    RB – White & Tomiyasu
    LB – Zink & Teirney

    CDM – Partey & Jorginho
    CM – Rice, SmithRowe & Elneny
    AM – Øde & Vieria

    RW – Saka & Nelson
    CF – Jesus & Eddie
    LW – Martinelli & Trossard

    With this squad and Jesus injury I would assume we are not done in the market just yet especially if we get sold of all the players above. The sales work itself out from what we have spent and I think the club knew this and got the business done early so we arnt rushing about. Smart

    Another attacker and defensive midfielder is still required in my opinion especially heading back into the Champions League

    1. I think your expected values for Pepé, Holding, Tavares and Lokonga are way over the top and doubt we would get £35 million for the lot of them, that’s if we manage to sell them at all.

    2. You forgot Pablo Mari 6M, Trusty 5M and since Fulham stayed up, we’re getting more money from Fulham.

  4. Great piece of business done. However this squad imo needs to replace Nelson, Eddie, jorginho, tierney with better upgrades as I don’t see Tierney in Arteta’s plans.

    These are about 5 players and if we can do the defensive midfield of Jorginho, Nelson and Eddie with better quality then this would be a better squad with good rotation which would not affect the quality.

  5. We all wish everyone stays and help the club into the promise land. But the players needs to be motivated and driven. I’m impressed with Nketiah and Viera so far because they both had taken the incentives to play and take responsibilities. Balogun clearly behind Nketiah in this. Maybe he stays and learn to become a better player or moves to chalk his future. Either way, all the best to him. Great lad.

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