Arsenal want to loan £45m player

Arsenal would prefer a loan deal for a £45m player.

The player in question is USA international, Folarin Balogun.

After dominating in Ligue 1 last season, it was expected that Balogun would be given a chance in Arsenal’s first-team.

However, much of the summer has seen the young striker linked with a permanent move away from the Emirates.

This seems like an odd decision from Arsenal as whilst Eddie Nketiah may be better at linking play, Balogun looks like he will score a lot more goals.

Now, it appears the north Londoners would prefer to loan out Balogun this summer.

Speaking about the 22-year-old’s potential movements this summer, Ben Jacobs said: “I think that [Folarin] Balogun is obviously still one to watch. We know that Inter [Milan] have been interested in him having given up on Romelu Lukaku.

“Arsenal’s valuation for Balogun rightly so has gone up significantly and that is because he had a fantastic season last campaign and Balogun has made it clear, he’s said it on record that he’s not prepared to go out on loan.

“Which is a shame for Arsenal because they are almost certain if Balogun said to [Mikel] Arteta, ‘Loan me out and I’ll come back in a year’, then that would be Arsenal’s preference.

“So, we now have to wait and see how that one is going to progress. “It might have something in the region of £45m to make a deal for Balogun.”

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