First Premier league club enters race to sign Arsenal hotshot Balogun

Crystal Palace enter race to sign Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun

It seems like the race to sign Folarin Balogun is just heating up as the days in the summer transfer window pass by.

After Italian giants Inter Milan, Premier League outfit Crystal Palace have registered an interest to acquire the young Arsenal striker, according to The Express.

Talks between Arsenal and Balogun’s agent, Eddie Bonsu, are set to take place following the conclusion of the international break, as the 21-year-old forward made his debut for the US Men’s National Team in their recent 3-0 victory over Mexico.

Balogun showcased his goal-scoring prowess during a successful loan spell with Ligue 1 side Stade Reims last season, netting an impressive 21 goals, so it’s little surprise that Crystal Palace have joined the race and has made inquiries about the highly rated striker.

However, Crystal Palace faces stiff competition as Inter Milan’s sporting director, Piero Ausilio, has registered his own interest in Balogun during his recent visit to London. The Champions League finalists are considering Balogun as a potential attacking option for the upcoming season.

While no formal bids have been made thus far, it is expected that the USMNT international will have several offers to choose from this summer. RB Leipzig is also monitoring the situation, although they are exploring alternative options such as Lens striker Lois Openda.

The London outfit are willing to sell Balogun as manager Mikel Arteta cannot guarantee regular playing time. However, the Gunners may include a buy-back clause in any potential deal to retain some level of control over the player’s future.

As discussions progress and offers start to materialize, the young striker will carefully consider his options, weighing the opportunities for consistent game time and future development.

The coming weeks will be crucial in determining the next destination for Folarin Balogun as he aims to make his mark in professional football.


  1. I think letting Balogun go will be a big blunder from Arsenal.That guy can be a real asset in this current arsenal squad.If he wasn’t in arsenal,I think Arsenal would be willing to pay 100m for his services.If he can do it with a middle team,what about being around good players like Ordegard,Saka,Marinelli.

  2. I’m ok with the sale of Balogun, imo one of himself or Nketiah must be moved on despite them being homegrown. We need to have some of the best homegrown players at Arsenal so room needs to be made, and quality should rise. These two are a bit similar in how they play mostly with off-the-ball movement in their locker. We need players that are better with the ball in tight spaces and good at running with it while also being able to hold onto it before bringing others into play. For these reasons, I am good with the sale of Balo so long as we eventually get a more-suited striker as well as having more quality from our homegrown players. We need to cut and snip here and there before adding the glue

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