Arsenal starlet ‘keen on’ loan move amid interest from EFL trio

Lewis Oldham
Arsenal starlet Balogun

Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun is “keen on” a loan move during the winter transfer window and three Championship clubs are interested in him, according to reports.

The 20-year-old came through the ranks with Arsenal. He made his senior debut for them in the Europa League last season.

The youngster made his first Premier League appearance on the opening day of this season as the Gunners were beaten by Brentford.

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Balogun has not featured in Arsenal’s first team since September. He has been putting in impressive performances for their U23 side in Premier League 2.

The attacker has 14 goals and two assists from just ten appearances in the competition so far this term.

Football London are reporting that Balogun wants to secure a loan move away from Arsenal in January.

They add that Middlesbrough, Millwall and Swansea City are interested in him. Saint-Etienne are said to be challenging the English sides for his services.

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta has suggested that Ralf Rangnick is a “really interesting” appointment for Man Utd:

“He has been one of top coaches and, in every involvement he has had in game. Not just coaching, he has made some radical changes in areas. So he is a really interesting person in the football world and a really interesting appointment.

“We tried to gather information to understand more about what to expect and we don’t know.

“We didn’t know if he would be sitting on the bench, taking training sessions so in terms of the preparation it was a little trickier than usual because you don’t really know the influence the new coach will have.

“You do know what to expect when you play at that stadium, in front of the crowd and with a team and squad that is probably one of the most talented in the league, so you know the situations you are going to face.

“It is very difficult tactically because you don’t know how they will prepare for the game. The options they can play and the formations they can vary. So, it is focused more on ourselves, what we have to do and to make sure the team is prepared to go there and beat them.”