‘Folarin Balogun sends strong Arsenal transfer message after netting first goal for USMNT.
Folarin Balogun claims he “definitely won’t go on loan again” as rumors of a summer transfer away from Arsenal continue to grow.
The highly regarded striker joined the Gunners in 2021 and signed a four-year deal, but since making his senior debut in 2020, he has only played in two Premier League games.
Balogun spent time honing his skills at Middlesbrough and Reims, and he broke the 20-goal mark during a successful stint in France last season.
The 21-year-old, who has sworn loyalty to the United States internationally, is already drawing interest from all around Europe, and it’s anticipated that a permanent arrangement will be made this summer.
Balogun has said when quizzed on his future: “I’m not sure [about] the discussions that are going to take place. I’m not sure what’s going to happen. But I’m just committed to now; I try to stay present. I obviously want to enjoy the moment with my team and my family. What I can say is that I definitely won’t go on loan again.”
In the CONCACAF Nations League final, the USMNT defeated Canada 2-0, and Balogun scored his first goal for the team. However, he is unlikely to stay at Emirates Stadium because he would have to compete with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah for a striker’s spot.
Balogun has been strongly associated with teams like Juventus, AC Milan, Inter, Marseille, and RB Leipzig, with his future appearing destined to lay outside of north London.