Word from the media over the past 24 hours indicates that Fulham has its sights set on adding a member of Arsenal’s loan army before next season.
The player in question? Folarin Balogon.
Hitman Balogun is currently in the midst of a spell in the tournament, with Middlesbrough.
Having struggled to get fully match time in north London during the first half of the season, the 20-year-old was transferred to Riverside on loan and has not looked back since.
Although he has yet to truly ‘burst’ in the form of scoring that has seen Balogun establish himself as one of the stars of Premier League 2, the talented striker, it has been said, has impressed the spectators.
Across 16 matches in the tournament (eight matches) in Borough colours, the Arsenal star scored three goals and assisted two.
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What a help from the Arsenal player on loan on his debut in the Championship with Middlesbrough! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/d8JkqEJQzf
Sky Sports Football February 13, 2022
And as noted above, if the latest word emerging from the media is anything to go by, such efforts by Yorkshire’s Balogun appear to have piqued the interest of other clubs in the tournament – Fulham.
According to a report from daily MailSince it has been backed elsewhere across the continent, the Craven Cottage transfer team will be keen to bring in Balogun before next season.
This comes of course with Marco Silva’s forces already having one eye on the 2022/23 campaign, ahead of an imminent return to the Premier League.
In contrast, it has been suggested that Balogun has emerged as one of a long list of summer targets, as Fulham looks to swoop in on a loan, potentially including an option to buy in 2023.
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