This highlights why the club are keen on bringing another striker to the club, and despite their heavy interest in Rhian Brewster, they still have their eyes set on other targets and this has seen them turn their attention to another young forward in the division.
It was reported earlier in the window that the club had made an enquiry over Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun, but since then nothing else had been reported.
However Yorkshire Live highlight that their interest in the striker is still there and ‘United are in conversation with the London club and remain hopeful of a breakthrough in proceedings.’
This is a very interesting transfer as they also report that he only has one year left on his contract and has not shown any intention of signing a new deal, meaning that unless they accept an offer in this window or the next, they risk losing him for a fee to be set by a tribunal.
This type of signing would be a good one for the Blades if they could get him for a cheaper price as he is a young prospect and he could have gained a lot from experienced forwards David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp, and with them being in their 30’s, Balogun could have been seen as the future replacement for the two.
The player has a very good goal scoring tally for the youth sides at the Gunners, as he has managed 51 goals in 73 appearances, per Transfermarkt,
With Brewster reportedly available but for a fee close to £20 million, Balogun is definitely a cheaper alternative and with Yorkshire Live reporting that Wilder said you ‘go through the dance in terms of how much money and what it’s going to cost you.’, it looks like Balogun looks like a more likely option that the club can sign.
He definitely has some potential, so it would be interesting to see how he would fare playing in England’s top flight.
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