The youngster is one of the brightest talents coming through the Arsenal Academy and has been tipped to make it to the top of the game.
Gunners fans have pleaded with the club not to consider selling prolific teenager, Folarin Balogun, who is believed to be interesting the duo of Serie A giants AC Milan and Championship side, Brentford.
The Daily Mail earlier reported that Arsenal have already rejected a bid of £5m plus add-ons from Brentford, with Milan also listed among the New York-born striker’s admirers.
Balogun has been making waves in recent times in the Arsenal academy, scoring 28 goals in 28 games last season, including 25 in just 19 under-18 games.
This term, the 18-year-old’s good form has continued. In 12 games for the U23s, he has bagged seven goals and made four assists.
With the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith-Rowe coming through the Arsenal Academy at present, Balogun’s name might not be top of the list just yet.
However, some fans of the London club are already aware of his potentials with many saying the club would be making a big mistake by selling the exciting attacker outrightly without first giving him a chance in the first team.
Good!! We need to keep him at all costs he's going all the way
— alanW5705 (@wiley5705) January 24, 2020
If it wasn't for an injury, Balogun would've already made his senior debut in the Europa League group stages.
We can by no means let him go. He's THE definition of a goal machine & imo unless Nketiah has his big breakthrough this season, Balogun will soon leapfrog him
— Blanco (@Blanco_N5) January 23, 2020
Is that supposed to be a loan fee.
I’ll be damned if we let him go without a run-in in the first team
— Davies (@T_Davitovich) January 23, 2020
They better not sell this up coming talent.
— zADDi (@zADDi_Ade) January 23, 2020
Good. Only way I’m accepting a deal for Balogun is if it’s over 10 mill and has a buy back option. Otherwise it makes no sense for Arsenal
— TTU Gooner (@Wreck_Em_TTU) January 23, 2020
Having watched him play for the under 18s and 23s, his finishing and technical quality is better than Nketiah's.
No chance we are selling
— James (@qukety) January 23, 2020
Balogun, according to the Arsenal official website, once hinted he would consider playing for Nigeria.