Arsenal have achieve aside a £50 million label tag on Folarin Balogun and have been anticipated to sell him all transfer window… but could that be about to change?
The Gunners have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as their first and 2nd determination No.9s respectively but on the eve of the season, an opportunity has supplied itself. United States international Balogun, who tore up Ligue 1 with Reims last season, wants regular game time.
And according to transfer guru Ben Jacobs, the 22-year-stale has requested to carrying director Edu Gaspar to lower the asking label on his head – yet there may yet be an opening in the aspect.
Ahead of Arsenal’s final preseason clash with Monaco, Jesus has been dominated out with a knee damage. The north Londoners’ official Twitter account tweeted that the Brazilian will “be assessed” in the coming days.
It was a knee damage that kept Jesus out of the aspect for four months last season. Though it be unknown how critical this latest setback actually is, if it’s a similar measurement of time on the sidelines, the Gunners are going to head into the season without their easiest striker.
That’s where Balogun could potentially near in. Arsenal would have to pay heavily to replace Jesus, with a ready-made replacement having near by way of the academy. With clubs reluctant to satisfy the £50m valuation, holding onto the talent for another few months may actually make a sale more viable in January.
Unfortunately for Balogun, nevertheless, his lack of action in preseason – with a pass anticipated up except now – has perhaps meant that this opportunity has near too late.
Arsenal have the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard who can all play up entrance, too.
Balogun is valued by Transfermarkt to be value €30m.
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Arsenal transfer news is ramping up this summer season, with the Gunners spending £200m early in the window.
The Gunners could be targeting two more Manchester City players, according to stories. Xavi Simons is on the radar and Ivan Fresneda could be a part of, although Arsenal could sell £100m value of players, too. Romeo Lavia is in the crosshairs – although Liverpool want him, too. Takehiro Tomiyasu is decided for an “keen switch”, while Moises Caicedo appears Chelsea-plug.
Arsenal are believed to want another staunch-winger, while Gabri Veiga favours Arsenal over Spurs.
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