Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Folarin Balogun will need to leave the Emirates this summer in order to fulfil his potential.
The 21-year-old has been out on loan in France with Stade de Reims this season, where he has scored an impressive 20 goals in all competitions. Some Gunners fans had hoped that he would return to London to become part of the first team setup but Henry says he does not expect that to happen:
“H’s a good nine. Now he’s going to have to find a team where he is going to play next year. Very important also.”
It has been reported that Arsenal will demand at least £30m to £35m for Balogun, with the likes of Serie A giants AC Milan and Bundesliga side RB Leipzig interested in securing his services.
What does the future hold for Balogun?
The striker has recently switched his allegiance to the United States, after having played for England at youth level. Henry also weighed in on that decision claiming it was probably the right move, considering the competition for places upfront with the Three Lions.
In terms of his future at club level, all the signs point towards the player moving on from the team he has spent the last fifteen years with.