Transfer: Arsenal ready to sell Balogun after Mikel Arteta’s decision
Respected journalist Rudy Galetti has reported that Arsenal is prepared to part ways with striker Folarin Balogun during the current summer transfer window, as the player is not included in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans for the upcoming season. Balogun is valued at £40 million.
Despite Balogun’s notable loan spell at Stade Reims in the French Ligue 1 last season, where he recorded an impressive 22 goals and three assists in 39 matches across competitions, he is reportedly not in Arsenal’s immediate plans. He participated in Arsenal’s pre-season activities but appears set to depart the club this summer.
According to Galetti, Balogun is showing interest in joining Inter Milan and participating in the Champions League with the Italian club. While other Premier League clubs have expressed interest in Balogun, he is seemingly inclined towards a move to Inter Milan.
Galetti also highlighted that Arsenal aims to complete a sale this summer to avoid potential depreciation in Balogun’s market value due to limited playing time. This approach aligns with the club’s strategy to maximize their returns on player transfers.
As the transfer window progresses, developments surrounding Balogun’s future are expected to unfold, shedding light on the next steps in his professional journey.