Explained: Why Arsenal may be forced to sell Folarin Balogun this summer

Arsenal could be forced into sell Folarin Balogun...

Folarin Balogun returns to Arsenal this summer following a very impressive campaign in France.

The striker netted 21 goals in 37 appearances in Ligue 1 for Reims.

The Gunners are keen to keep hold of the 21-year-old, however, they may now have to consider selling him and here’s why...

Balogun to leave Arsenal?

Arsenal could be forced to sell Folarin Balogun this summer due to his contract situation, according to Charles Watts.

As it stands, the striker is not overly keen on renewing his contract, which is due to expire in the summer of 2025.

The 21-year-old is a very ambitious player and wants to play regular first-team football, something which is not guaranteed at the Emirates.

So, should the Gunners not do anything this summer, it would leave them in a very precarious position.

The optimal time to sell him would be now, with his value currently sky-high following his strong season in France.

Letting him head into next summer with just one year remaining on his deal would see that value significantly diminish.

Therefore, if the north London club continue to get negative signals regarding a new contract, their hand could be forced to let him go now.

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Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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