Folarin Balogun: Arsenal Star Refuses to Rule Out Emirates Exit

Folarin Balogun: Arsenal Star Refuses to Rule Out Emirates Exit

Fred Kennedy
March 27, 2023 at 7:15 AM
  • Folarin Balogun is currently on a season-long loan with French top flight side Reims
  • He has enjoyed an impressive run of form that has seen him score 17 goals in the Ligue 1
  • Balogun's incredible goal-scoring streak has seen him court interest from several clubs

Arsenal forward, Folarin Balogun has refused to rule out a potential Emirates Stadium departure this summer.

Balogun is currently plying his trade in the French top flight with Reims, who he joined on a season-long loan deal last summer.

The 21-year-old has gone on to enjoy an incredible spell with the Ligue 1 side, scoring 17 goals in 27 appearances.

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Folarin Balogun in action during a training session at London Colney. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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His stunning goal-scoring form has seen him court transfer interest across Europe, with Serie A giants, AC Milan believed to be the leading contenders for his services.

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Balogun hints at Emirates exit

The youngster has now left the door wide open to an Arsenal exit, putting several clubs on red alert ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

Speaking to the official Ligue 1 website on what the future holds for him, the fast-rising striker hinted at quitting the Gunners as he admitted 'a lot could change.'

"Yeah, I mean, contractually I have to go back because the loan was only for one year so that was always the agreement. But I wouldn't, I'm not sure what is going to happen in the future," Balogun said, when asked if he will be returning to Arsenal at the end of the season.
"A lot could happen in football, a lot could change, and it just depends on the conversations we have between me and the club in the summer, and we'll see what happens," he continued.

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In related news, Sports Brief reported on Inter Milan joining city rivals, AC Milan in the race to sign Balogun.

The 21-year-old has impressed during his time on loan with Reims, putting him on the radar of some top clubs.

AC Milan's top brass are said to have been monitoring Balogun and are said to be frontrunners for a transfer.

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