Folarin Balogun’s $63.3m Arsenal deal makes sense given West Ham’s prognosis

Arsenal is set to sell Folarin Balogun in the final weeks of the summer transfer season.

After missing the Community Shield win against Manchester City and Premier League opener against Nottingham Forest, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to use the striker this season. Since July 19, Balogun hasn’t played for Arsenal.

Arteta was mum on Balogun’s future before the weekend. He apologized for not discussing internal matters. Arteta’s selection of Eddie Nketiah over the USMNT standout for the match against Forest was another sign that the 22-year-old may depart Arsenal.

Football. London understands the club would sell Balogun for the appropriate price. This summer, Inter Milan was deterred by the £ 50 million valuation.

After Arsenal rejected a written offer after the Emirates Cup, AS Monaco failed to arrange a contract. The Ligue 1 club is currently reportedly in the lead to sign Balogun.

Monaco and West Ham United are competing for Balogun, according to The Secret Scout.

Balogun always preferred moving to Europe. His 21 goals for Stade de Reims last season were second only to Kylian Mbappe, Jonathan David, and Alexandre Lacazette. Monaco may want Balogun because he adjusted well to French living.

Balogun’s performance last season would boost their chances of challenging Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 title.

Balogun will decide. With so many clubs interested in him, a permanent move to France could be the perfect ending to this transfer drama.