Arsenal Demand £8m For Balogun

Arsenal are demanding at least £8m for Brentford target Folarin Balogun.

The Gunners’ price is considered high for a 19-year-old striker who has never played a first-team game and can leave for free next summer.

Balogun has refused to sign a new contract after failing get assurances of a pathway into the first team, and is happy to see out his current deal until 2021.

Having featured both for the USA and England at Under-18 level, there may be a scramble similar to the one surrounding his club deal if he continues to develop at the rate he’s doing.

Alongside those nations, Balogun is eligible for Nigeria, so who manages to convince him to ply his trade for their nation could be an interesting development.