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Balogun race intensifies 0

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The race for the signature of Folarin Balogun has intensified greatly in the last couple of days, as reported by The Guardian. The 19-year-old striker will be out of contract at the end of the season and he is already free to talk to clubs outside England to agree a summer move.

Apparently, no less than 15 clubs, both in the UK and abroad, have expressed an interest in Balogun’s talents, and the list has now been shortened to three serious contenders, which the report does not name. One thing it does say is that Arsenal haven’t given up on getting the youngster to recommit and stay put, and it seems the player himself hasn’t ruled out the option either – it’s a real possibility.

Folarin Balogun to sign pre-contract agreement with foreign club 0

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Folarin Balogun seems set to leave Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer. He is now free to discuss a deal with a foreign club and sign a pre-contract agreement if one is reached, and according to The Athletic, he is close to doing so.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta recently spoke about the situation, making it clear that three parties are needed to agree a new contract; the club and manager want the player to stay, the player wants to stay, but he wasn’t so sure about the player’s agent in this case. On the other hand, Balogun and his agent have redirected the questions about desire for the player to stay, back at the club and the manager.

Arsenal restart contract talks with Folarin Balogun 0

Posted on November 23, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reopened the negotiations with Folarin Balogun over a new contract, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

In January this year, the Gunners reportedly rejected a £5 million offer for his services from Brentford and were discussing fresh terms with him. However, no progress had been made by June and the 19-year-old was said to be keen to move on from the club. The talks were then brought to a halt, after he reportedly rejected all offers, and Arsenal felt compelled to start listening to suitable offers in order to avoid the prospect of letting him go for free when his current deal expires next summer. Sheffield United are also said to have had a bid turned down during the summer transfer window, with manager Chris Wilder openly speaking about the Blades’ desire for Balogun.

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