Folarin Balogun latest transfer: $82 million problem, RB Leipzig blow, Arsenal attitude, decision confirmed

The future of Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun will continue to be at the forefront of the transfer window. The USMNT star has been linked with a host of teams following his impressive loan spell in France.

Balogun finished the 2022/23 season with Stade Reims scoring 21 goals, only Jonathan David, Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe scored more. His displays away from England are likely to mean the 21-year-old will demand first-team minutes next season.

Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah are currently ahead of the New York-born forward in Mikel Arteta’s pecking order, with Kai Havertz also set to feature. With the number of teams interested in his signature gradually increasing, have taken a look at everything you need to know about his future below.

RB Leipzig questions

German side RB Leipzig are said to be exploring other options this summer after a £35 million ($44.5 million) price tag was slapped on the forward. It is reported that the price has deterred them from pushing further for Balogun in this window.

Kai Havertz problem

The deal to sign Kai Havertz from Arsenal has presented a massive dilemma for Balogun, who now looks to be fourth choice for the striker role.

Havertz is set to join for £65 million ($82 million) on a long-term deal as Arteta looks to add depth and quality to his squad. However, it is yet another player to fight for first team minutes with for Balogun.

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