Marseille interested in signing Arsenal-owned striker Balogun but move is complicated

Published: March 19, 2023
Marseille interested in signing Arsenal-owned striker Balogun but move is complicated

French Ligue 1 club Marseille are interested in signing England U21 international of Nigerian descent Folarin Balogun in the summer transfer window, but a move for the Arsenal-owned striker is unlikely to be straightforward. 


The Hale End Academy product joined Stade de Reims on a season-long loan last August without an option to buy included in the deal, and Marseille want to sign him on a similar contract. 


Le10Sport, making reference to the print edition of influential Marseille-based newspaper La Provence, says Marseille would like to sign Balogun in the off-season but another loan move on those terms looks complicated.


Balogun extended his contract with Arsenal in April 2021, a deal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until June 30, 2025.


Another option would be to sign him on a permanent basis but Marseille could be priced out of a deal, with Arsenal reportedly valuing their academy product in the region of 40 million euros. 


Balogun has been one of the revelations this season in the French Ligue 1, scoring sixteen goals and setting up two more in twenty six appearances. 


As exclusively reported by,  Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, Atalanta, Monaco, Real Sociedad and Villarreal are among the clubs monitoring the situation of the Anglo-American-Nigerian center forward.



Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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