He’s only 20 and is called to be one of England’s top strikers in the next few years, but Mikel Arteta, Arsenal coach, hasn’t gave him many chances of playing and erased him from Arsenal’s senior team, which is why he’s looking to leave the club in search of more playtime.
Folarin Balogun doesn’t look with bad eyes his transfer to Middlesbrough, as he is hoping to earn playing time, which is why he considers leaving Arsenal to the Premiership club, Tier II English league, during this transfer window, although Arsenal would only loan him without option to buy as they want to keep him for the future.
Even though the deal is not closed yet, Middlesbrough is bidding hard, as they need a striker to help the team get promoted to the Premier League next season. Boro is hoping to have negotiations done so they can introduce the player next Monday.
Balogun numbers with Arsenal
The 20-year-old forward has been part of Arsenal Academy since 2011, but he joined the senior team this season, where he only has played in two games as a substitute. He’s also played 11 games in the reserves league of the Premier League, where he’s scored 13 goals, averaging more than one goal per game.