Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. Arsenal Protégé has thus committed his future to the north club. Balogun is one of the most exciting prospects in game. And the Gunners are happy to have tied him down after speculation that he might leave.
The club’s official website reports that the 19-year-old striker, who signed as a scholar in July 2017 having been at the club since he was nine years old, has continued his impressive development this season, making his first-team debut and scoring his first goals at senior level.
Known as Flo among his team-mates, the academy graduate has scored twice from his six first-team appearances this season. With both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk.
Born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in England, the gifted young forward is eligible to represent all three nations at the international level.
“We have been extremely impressed with Flo this season. He has continually shown his natural ability in many training sessions with us. And we have been equally impressed with his early integration into the first-team squad on matchdays.” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told www.arsenal.com.
“He has given us glimpses with the performances and of course with his two goals already for the first team. The hard work starts here for Flo. And we are all looking forward to supporting and working with him in the years to come.” Added the manager.