Arsenal will still get money for ‘new Ian Wright’ who could leave for free in the summer


Arsenal will be due some money if Folarin Balogun leaves the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract, according to finance guru Kieran Maguire.

It was reported by Football Insider last week that the youth product had a pre-contract agreement with Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig.

However, according to UEFA rules, the Reds will get some compensation if the youngster leaves in the summer transfer window.

Whilst a bit of money will ensure the north London outfit aren’t losing a massive prospect for nothing, it will suit the club far more if they were to retain his services. The player has been a sensational revelation to the side in the Europa League, scoring two goals and assisting a further one across just 74 minutes of senior football.

It’s a position the Gunners have failed in all season with the club scoring just 20 goals, the sixth-least in the entire division.

Money should not be the priority when you possess such a talented you player, who is clearly worth a gamble for a German club that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last campaign.

Arsenal’s handling of the event has been poor to say the least and using money as a means of trying to make it look better proves nothing at all.

Money is the least of Arsenal’s problems right now. Letting a talented youngster leave will prove far more detrimental to the club even if they earn some compensation especially if Balogun, who has been compared to Ian Wright, goes on to recognise his talents.

In other news, one Arsenal target doesn’t have a release clause in his new contract.

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