'Full agreement'- Romano claims Arsenal have agreed deal as 21y/o heads to Ligue 1 - Bliteoc

'Full agreement'- Romano claims Arsenal have agreed deal as 21y/o heads to Ligue 1

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Folarin Balogun will spend the season on loan at Reims, according to Fabrizio Romano.


Folarin Balogun will spend the season on loan at Reims, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The final agreements will be signed in 24 to 48 hours, says the Italian journalist. Then, he'll head to France for medical examinations.

Reims will be Balogun's second loan move after Middlesbrough.

Mikel Arteta still doesn't regard the Hale End graduate as first-team ready. Despite persuading him in 2021 to sign with Arsenal.

Balogun's performances for Arsenal's youth teams drew attention from clubs. The versatile attacker has 92 goals in 102 junior outings.

That's an incredible 0.9 goals per match. The American-born striker has struggled in 10 senior team appearances for Arsenal.

Last season, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah were absent, Mikel Arteta had to start Balogun.

Fans were delighted to watch Balogun when the action started. Excitement faded when the child looked like a boy playing with men.

Moving to the Championship was smart for the striker's development. He's not done.

Regular minutes in France's top division could be the hardest learning curve for the Arsenal starlet, who fans are optimistic about.

William Saliba won't beg Arteta for more first-team appearances next season.

If all goes well, Balogun might replace Saliba in a year.
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