Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has suggested he’ll leave the club on a permanent basis if the club decide they want to send him on loan again this summer.
The United States striker thrived on loan with Ligue 1 side Reims last season, scoring 21 goals.
Balogun spent time with Middlesbrough before that and he’s been limited to just three senior appearances for Arsenal since making his first team debut.
The 21-year-old feels he’s done enough to warrant a chance at the Emirates but he’s stuck behind Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in the pecking order.
With Kai Havertz a target for the Gunners, Balogun could find himself the club’s fourth-choice striker if he stays at the Emirates this season.
Under those circumstances, Arsenal would likely want to send Balogun out on loan again to ensure he’s given playing time.
But the American says he is unwilling to leave the club on loan again and suggested that if that’s the club’s wish, he would prefer to leave on a permanent basis.
Asked about his future, Balogun said: ‘What I can say is that I definitely won’t go on loan again.’
‘I’m not sure on the discussions that are going to take place, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. But I’m just committed to now, I try to stay present.’
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