Bayer Leverkusen have develop into the most recent team to register their interest in Arsenal’s promising talent Folarin Balogun, in line with the Mirror.
The 19-year-old player appears more and more more likely to be leaving the Emirates when his contract expires this summer time.
Because it stands, the young striker is satisfied that he may have alternatives within the first team. That is regardless of Arsenal’s eagerness to maintain him.
He has made solely 5 appearances this season, scoring twice. However he’s but to get a chance within the Premier League.
With individuals like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah forward of him, he’s reluctant to place pen-to-paper on a new contract as his path appears blocked.
So, the Gunners face shedding it for free on the end of the season. And a complete host of teams are ready to leap.
Juventus is one in every of them, with the Italian champions hopeful that he may succeed Ronaldo at Allianz Stadium.
RB Leipzig is one other side of the Balogun, though stories that he has agreed a pre-contract with the German outfit have been rejected.
Premiership rivals Manchester United, Stuttgart and Rennes are additionally admirers of the US-born frontman.
Now, Leverkusen’s Bundesliga team is seeking to tempt different young talent from England to Germany.
The rise of individuals like Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham has tempted others to observe of their footsteps, and Leverkusen will probably be hoping Balogun is the following.
With time said to be necessary to him, the chance to thrive with Leverkusen could possibly be tempting. Nevertheless, Juventus is regarded as his most well-liked possibility.
Arteta doesn’t give up defeat
Whereas most predict Balogun to leave, one man who has not given up hope of detention is Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard has regularly indicated that he desires him to stay in North London and stays assured that he’ll.
When requested if he thinks he’ll leave, Arteta said: “No, I am nonetheless very constructive that Flo goes to stay with us. That is what we’re making an attempt to do as a membership, and that is what I am making an attempt to do as a manager.
“So far as I do know from last week, the player desires to be right here.”
No matter Arteta’s optimism, although, Arsenal are combating on their fingers to maintain Balogun past his present deal.
Arsenal are said to be closing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon lad.