Arsenal Newsnow: As more teams express their want to sign Arsenal prospect Folarin Balogun, who is valued at £30 million, the pursuit has gained steam. It has been claimed by Football Insider that Everton have joined Crystal Palace in their search for a new striker.
Folarin Balogun, who is spending the season on loan at Stade Reims, has been causing quite a stir in Ligue 1 with his play. The Arsenal youngster has scored 18 goals, putting him fourth on the team’s scoring list after Jonathan David, Alexandre Lacazette, and Kylian Mbappe.
His future at Arsenal is uncertain, although he will likely return in the summer for preseason. Balogun’s play has earned praise from Mikel Arteta. He may have advanced in rank at the Emirates, but that is by no means certain.
Balogun is ranked behind attackers like Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, and Eddie Nketiah at Arsenal. As a result, Balogun, who is valued at £30 million, may depart if he is not assured of regular playing time next season.
Arsenal Newsnow: Folarin Balogun, now at Arsenal, may be leaving the club in the summer. Everton has joined Crystal Palace in pursuit of him
With two years remaining on his contract, Arsenal may decide that now is the moment to cash in. The report states that the Gunners may take offers as low as £30 million. However, recent reports suggested that they would ask for a far higher price for Balogun.
There are a lot of teams interested in signing the striker, and more may come in the future. Premier League clubs Everton and Crystal Palace are among those interested in the Arsenal prospect who is valued at £30 million.
The club needs a reliable goal scorer in the forward position immediately. Stade Reims are interested in Balogun because he has scored a lot of goals while playing a style that doesn’t allow him many obvious scoring opportunities.
Neal Maupay and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, their two starting attackers, have only scored one league goal between them thus far. The Toffees are currently battling to avoid relegation, with the hope of bolstering the team if they are successful.
The same issue affects Crystal Palace’s attackers. Odsonne Edouard has been unreliable only in front of the net, while Jean-Philippe Mateta has stagnated in his position. Those two forwards may not be around next year.
Arsenal is now focused on winning the Premier League and will not be making any player transfers until the summer. Balogun is still a highly regarded attacker. The Gunners could be willing to listen to proposals that exceed £30 million.