Arsenal has always been a club in giving youth a chance to shine at the highest level. The Arsenal academy players are loaded with sheer talent. Whenever they are given a chance to perform, they are ticking all the boxes.
One among the young prospects who attracted interest from plenty of big clubs is Folarin Balogun. With spunk, skill, and ambition, the youngster showcased his mettle at the best scene so far.
The 19-year-old teenager always has an exquisite appetite for scoring goals. The bright young talent netted a ridiculous 10 goals and provided 5 assists in the 2018-19 season when Arsenal U-18s won the title.
The England youth international also scored 6 goals in the ongoing season before the tournament was stopped. The 19-year-old’s progress in the game of football has been truly outstanding.
He has matured a lot over the last 18 months. Amazed by his talent, Brentford offered £5m for Balogun in January when he didn’t even make the Arsenal first-team squad.
When the Gunners turned down the bid, it really goes to show how much they rate the teenager. The youngster has scored 10 goals and assisted four times in 15 Premier League 2 games this season. The teenager is quite strong and can run with the ball at his feet.
It didn’t take him much time to make an impact on the Arsenal team. The teenager hogged the limelight when he netted a first senior goal for Arsenal just seconds after stepping onto the field in their 3-0 win over Molde in Europa League.
Liverpool keen on Arsenal wonderkid Balogun
The defending champions know Balogun’s potential. The club’s representatives and agents are keeping track of Balogun’s progress as a footballer. Balogun is a type of player who doesn’t hesitate to shoot from distance. Liverpool has shown interest in signing youngster in the transfer window.
Arsenal teenage sensation is reportedly looking to leave the club as he is yet to sign a contract. According to The Athletic, Folarin Balogun is not close to signing a new agreement and is tempted by a switch, preferably abroad.
Balogun could be the next big thing in football
Balogun took the football fraternity by storm when he scored a six-minute hat-trick against Barnet. The youngster’s goals came during a pre-season friendly fixture against the non-league side.
Arsenal should do their best to tie the teenager down to a new deal. But, Balogun wants to play regular football perhaps at the senior level. It appears that it won’t be at Arsenal at the moment. The Reds have often done a good job in the transfer hunting period and signing Balogun would be an absolute steal.
Even if the youngster didn’t sneak into the first-team, he could thrive well under Klopp and get chances in the times to come. could develop well under Jurgen Klopp and get opportunities in the near future.