Reports: Arteta to keep Balogun sidelined due to agreement problems

Arsenal skill Folarin Balogun has impressed in limited time with the Gunners this season, however supposedly could be on his method out of London this summertime.

Balogun’s agreement with the Premier League club expires this June and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is set to keep the playmaker on the sidelines due to an agreement disagreement, numerous outlets reported Monday. Arsenal has currently provided Balogun a brand-new offer, however the U.S. Male’s National Team eligible forward has declined, according to the reports.

The 19-year-old has actually been just recently connected with a move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, with a summer season move the most likely option. Should Balogun leave Arsenal this summer season, it would not cost RB Leipzig a transfer fee as he would be a free agent.

” You need 3 parties to negotiate,” Arteta informed press reporters. “For sure the club wishes to negotiate, the manager wants to make a deal, and I’m unsure about the representative.”

” I’m not stating he’s is stopping, it’s that we need to find an arrangement with him. We are working out at the end with an agent, with a gamer that wishes to remain at the club and we require to discover agreement.”

Balogun relocated to Arsenal’s youth team setup in 2017 and has increased through the ranks because. He’s scored twice in the UEFA Europa League group phase for the Gunners, while likewise appearing as soon as in the EFL Cup.

Balogun has actually likewise scored 5 goals and added two helps in 12 combined looks for Arsenal’s Under-23 group. He has yet to make his Premier League launching though with playing time coming limited as the Gunners goal to move up the league table.

After representing the U.S. Under-18 Male’s National Team four times, Balogun has actually played for England’s U-18 group in 10 matches. Balogun made his England U-20 launching back in October 2020 and is also qualified to represent Nigeria if he wants.

In the meantime, Balogun waits for what’s next in his club profession, with a contract at the Emirates still on the table.