- Ramsey urges Arsenal to keep Balogun
- Striker does not want another loan move
- Impressed for Reims in Ligue 1 last season
WHAT HAPPENED? The USMNT star plied his trade with Reims on loan in Ligue 1 last season, where he scored 22 goals in 39 appearances for the club as they finished 11th in the league. Aaron Ramsey, who was at Nice last year, played twice against the young forward.
The former Arsenal star has advised the Gunners to keep hold of the 21-year-old and hailed him as an exciting prospect.
WHAT HE SAID: When asked about the forward, Ramsey said: "He’s a very good player. We played against him a couple of times and, from what I saw, he’s a very exciting player. Arsenal have many great players but he’s definitely got the quality. He’s good enough for the Premier League."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Balogun is now set to return to Arsenal but has informed the club that he will no longer leave them on loan after spending the last two seasons at Middlesbrough and Reims. He signed a four-year contract with the Gunners in 2021.
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WHAT NEXT? It remains to be seen if Mikel Arteta decides to keep Balogun in his team next season or let him leave. The striker is reportedly wanted by clubs like West Ham, Crystal Palace and RB Leipzig.