Folarin Balogun says he “definitely won’t go on loan again” as speculation continues to build regarding a summer transfer away from Arsenal.
After making his senior debut in 2020, the highly regarded striker signed a four-year contract with the Gunners, but since then, he has only played in two Premier League games.
Balogun has worked on his game at Middlesbrough and Reims; he crossed the 20-goal mark during a successful stint in France last season.
The 21-year-old, who has sworn allegiance to the United States internationally, is currently piquing the interest of nations throughout Europe, with the assumption that a long-term agreement will be established this summer.
Balogun has said when quizzed on his future: “I’m not sure [about] the discussions that are going to take place.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen. But I’m just committed to now; I try to stay present.
“I obviously want to enjoy the moment with my team and my family. What I can say is that I definitely won’t go on loan again.”
In the CONCACAF Nations League final, the USMNT defeated Canada 2-0, and Balogun scored his first goal for the team.
However, he is unlikely to stay at Emirates Stadium because he would have to compete with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah for a striker’s spot.