SWANSEA are reportedly looking to sign Arsenal wonderkid Folarin Balogun on loan this month.
Swansea want to sign Arsenal kid Folarin Balogun on loan this monthCredit: Reuters
Swansea are second in the table and ready to give Balogun regular minutes until the end of the campaign.
But his long-term future remains far from certain.
Balogun already has two goals in five appearances under Mikel Arteta.
And he is seen as one of the brightest prospects to emerge from Arsenal’s academy in years.
However, Balogun is out of contract this summer, and reports claim he is now likely to leave on a free transfer after negotiations stalled last month.
Champions Liverpool are said to be keen on Balogun after signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the Emirates in 2017.
Sheffield United are interested after having a bid rejected by Arsenal last summer.
And Balogun is already said to have snubbed a £5million offer from Carabao Cup semi-finalists Brentford.
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It now remains to be seen where Balogun’s future lies.
Arteta apparently believes he can yet convince the youngster to commit his future to the north London club.
But competition is fierce for a place in the front line, with senior stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Willian all vying for places.
There are also youngsters in the senior squad who are more established than Balogun, including Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
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