Brighton Joins Race To Sign Gunner’s Nigeria-Eligible Striker
Brighton & Hove are the latest in the line of English Premier League clubs looking to make a summer move for exciting Nigeria-eligible striker Folarin Balogun, according to reports.
The Beautiful Game Podcast says the American-born England youth international is drawing strong interest from multiple Premier League clubs with Southampton also rumored to be interested.
The young lad has also been attracting interest from German Bundesliga clubs such as VfB Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 19-year-old has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal and his lack of minutes for the first team has lead to him questioning his future at the Emirates Stadium, refusing to sign a new deal.
Arsenal are hoping to get up to eight million pounds for the youngster and considering that he has yet to make his first team debut, that is a big ask for any club to pay.
Balogun was Arsenal’s top scorer in the Premier League 2 last season with ten goals to his name from fifteen appearances, and made the bench when the first team faced Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup.