Liverpool are still looking to make a move to sign Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun, according to reports.
Balogun on Anfield radar
The 19-year-old is a regular for the Gunners’ U23s side and has scored four goals and provided two assists from 10 appearances in the Premier League 2 (TransferMarkt).
But manager Mikel Arteta has been giving the American-born forward opportunities in the Europa League and he has scored twice from four outings.
According to Nik Postinger, a freelance journalist previously of The Guardian and The Telegraph, Liverpool are still in the frame to secure Balogun. Jurgen Klopp’s side were in the mix for the young centre-forward in the summer, who can also play on the left-wing.
Sky Sports reported at the time that Brentford were leading the race ahead of the Reds, and the North London outfit would be willing to listen to offers in the region of £8m.
The England U20 international has a famous fan club in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who described him as “fire” having watched him play at the club’s academy.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This is another example of Liverpool, Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp planning for the club’s future.
The duo have worked harmoniously well in terms of bringing in talent. Bringing through the likes of Curtis Jones and Rhys Williams under the watchful eye of Alex Inglethorpe has been the cherry on their red cake.
A versatile attacker such as Balogun is a player that could become useful in the future. With European experience under his belt, he could be well ahead of other players around his age in terms of development.
At around £8m, Balogun might be worth a look. Time will tell as the January transfer window edges closer.
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