Report: Arsenal set to lose highly-rated striker with Milan among nine interested teams

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are one of a number of sides monitoring the progress of Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun, according to a report.

The Beautiful Game Podcast on Twitter are reporting that Balogun is set for a move away from Arsenal this summer in search of more immediate first team opportunities, with Germany his most likely destination.

In the Bundesliga Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt are all interested in acquiring his services, but south coast clubs Southampton and Brighton are also mentioned as being keen.

They add that there is interest from Italy and the Netherlands too, with AC Milan and Roma joined by AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven in pursuit.

Balogun netted 10 goals in 15 Premier League 2 appearances for Arsenal’s U23s last season, but according to Sky Sports he recently refused to sign a new contract after failing to get assurances of a pathway into the first team.

The report added that the Gunners will demand £8m (€9m) to let him leave, a high price for a player who has not yet made a senior appearances.

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2 Comments

  1. Silentstan says:

    Going to be a huge star

  2. menace2society says:

    That’s the thing with Arsenal, they groom these young players then don’t give them a run in the first team to see if they’ve got what it takes or not. Don’t get me wrong there are quite a few good young B team players itching for the chance to break through at Arsenal but it’s the ones with the most potential that we seem to let go all the time, when they are potentially Arsenals future!

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