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Arsenal young star Folarin Balogun joins AS Monaco

Arsenal young striker Folarin Balogun has been heavily linked with an exit from the club in the past few weeks and it looks like he is now joining Monaco.

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Arsenal Football Club is reportedly on the verge of finalizing a record-breaking deal with Monaco for the departure of Folarin Balogun. According to The Telegraph, the two clubs are close to reaching a full agreement, which could see Balogun leave Arsenal for a fee of around £39 million.

The 22-year-old striker recently returned to Arsenal after an impressive loan spell at French Ligue 1 side Reims during the 2022-23 season. Balogun’s outstanding performances saw him score an impressive 21 league goals, catching the attention of several clubs across Europe.

Now back at Arsenal, Balogun’s future seemed uncertain as negotiations with Monaco intensified. However, it appears that both clubs are nearing a deal that would not only benefit Balogun but also represent a record sale for Arsenal.

Although the total price has yet to be finalized, the reported fee of £39 million would surpass any previous transfer fee received by Arsenal. This potential record-breaking sale highlights Balogun’s immense talent and potential in the eyes of Monaco.

Balogun’s loan spell at Reims showcased his ability to find the back of the net consistently and demonstrated his growth as a player. His return to Arsenal undoubtedly raised expectations among fans who were eager to witness his development within their ranks. However, it seems that his time at Arsenal may be coming to an end sooner than expected.

Monaco’s interest in Balogun further emphasizes his rising stock in European football. The French club’s willingness to pay such a substantial fee demonstrates their belief in his abilities and potential impact on their squad.

As negotiations between Arsenal and Monaco near completion, fans will eagerly await official confirmation of this record-breaking deal. The departure of Balogun will undoubtedly leave a void within Arsenal’s squad, but it also presents an opportunity for other young talents within the club to step up and make their mark.

While it remains unclear how Balogun’s departure will affect Arsenal’s future plans, the potential record sale signifies the club’s ability to nurture and develop young talents. As Arsenal continues to rebuild under manager Mikel Arteta, this deal could provide the necessary funds to strengthen other areas of the squad and propel the team forward in their pursuit of success.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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