Arsenal might have a possible contract subject on their arms over the summer time with the anticipated return of their on-loan striker Folarin Balogun.
What’s the most recent?
The 21-year-old striker is presently out on mortgage with the French facet Reims the place he’s enjoying common soccer in Ligue 1 and he’s anticipated to return to the Emirates Stadium in the summertime.
Nonetheless, with the likes of Eddie Nketiah presently shining underneath Mikel Arteta amid Gabriel Jesus’ absence, there might be query marks as to the place his future will lie.
Balogun’s contract is expected to run for one more two years however it’s obvious the teenager has two hungry strikers above him within the pecking order in north London.
Certainly, talking on the FIVE YouTube channel, journalist David Ornstein has advised the Gunners could have an enormous choice on their arms as to what lies forward for the 21-year-old striker:
“I believe there’s solely a few years left on his contract, so it’s a state of affairs that Arsenal are going to have to take a look at. However clearly, he seems to be a high prospect who – for membership and in addition for nation, I’m positive – has an amazing future forward of him.
“Arsenal will hope that’s with [them], however it seems to be like they’ll have to tie him down for longer. I keep in mind there was an enormous contract story involving him, I used to be reporting on it myself, however we could possibly be in that state of affairs once more, the way in which he’s going. And if Arsenal handle to carry on to him, it seems to be like they’ve obtained somebody prolific on their arms for the long run.”
Determination to make for Arsenal
Having signed a brand new four-year deal in April 2021, it does depart the Gunners with a choice to make over the way forward for the England youth worldwide.
As beforehand talked about, the Gunners will not be precisely struggling for choices up high with the likes of Jesus and Nketiah enjoying an enormous position within the north London membership’s success this season.
Previous to his harm within the World Cup, Jesus had supplied a return of five goals and six assists in his 14 league appearances within the Premier League.
Is Balogun higher than Nketiah?
And in his absence, Nketiah has supplied Arteta with a significantly spectacular return of 4 objectives within the league for the reason that return from the World Cup break.
Including to this, Nketiah signed a big-money deal over the summer time which is believed to see the 23-year-old striker earn within the area of £100k per week.
Now with this in thoughts, it does appear as if Balogun might have a severe problem on his arms if he’s to return to Arsenal and make a declare for a spot within the squad.
Not solely would the 21-year-old need to show he’s able to outperforming the likes of Nketiah, however he must justify a choice to see Arsenal doubtlessly scale back the accountability given to Nketiah over this season.
Nonetheless, when he has returned 14 objectives in his 20 appearances in Ligue 1 – changing into the top scorer within the French high flight within the course of – it should absolutely depart Arsenal with a welcomed headache of what to do with the 21-year-old.