Folarin Balogun wants a move out of The Emirates next season

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Folarin Balogun wants to move out of Emirates next season. Balogun is having an excellent season on loan at Reims. Folarin Balogun doesn’t want to be a third-choice striker at Arsenal and wants more playtime. Balogun also doesn’t intend to extend his contract at Arsenal.

Folarin Balogun wants to be the first choice

As per WhoScored, Folarin Balogun has netted 18 goals and two assists this season in 26 games. He stands out as Reims most potent threat going forward. He is with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in the French League golden boot race. The potential for this player is in the sky but he needs to be patient and take his chances wisely.

It looks likely that Balogun is on the chopping list for Arteta. Arteta prefers Eddie Nketiah over him and handed him a 5 year contract worth 100k per week. However, Arteta would try and give him play time in Preseason in order to make a timely decision before the start of the season.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal faces a huge problem when it comes to Balogun. The 21-year-old wants to continue operating as a 1st choice striker and would like to do that under Arteta. But Arteta is skeptical and prefers to move him on. His transfer will provide the funds for players Arsenal are targetting.

Opportunities for Balogun

There are top European clubs like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Marseille, Monaco, and RB Leipzig, who wants him. It’s going to be interesting whether Folarin leaves on permanent transfer or on a loan again.

Folarin Balogun also attempts a relentless 3.3 shots per game – more than both Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in England. The future of this highly talented forward could well be one of the big talking points of this summer transfer window.

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