Arsenal keen to keep Folarin Balogun amid Southampton, Brighton interest

Arsenal keen to keep Folarin Balogun amid Southampton, Brighton interest

Folarin Balogun is delighted to make his Arsenal debut in the Gunners Europa League win over Dundalk on Thursday night.

Arsenal are making a fresh attempt to open contract talks with teenage star Folarin Balogun.


Balogun, 19, current contract expires in June

The young forward has been linked to a move to Sheeffield United and Southampton.

The forward was expected to be sold this summer, however the north London team have once again opened talks with representatives of Balogun to try to find a solution.

The teenager made his first-team debut as a substitute in a 3-0 home win over Dundalk in the Europa League last month, and manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly determined to keep him in check.

Balogun is a free agent in the summer so he can speak to foreign teams starting in January, but the report adds that he may still be able to stay at the Emirates Stadium despite competition for places in the club’s attacking areas. nowadays.

Arsenal also turned down an offer of £ 5 million plus additions from the championship Brentford in January for Balogun, who has represented England and the US at the youth level.

The New York-born forward also attracted interest from Southampton, Brighton and AC Milan in the past year.

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