West Ham United target Folarin Balogun has reportedly asked Arsenal to lower his asking price.
Hammers boss David Moyes definitely needs to sign a new striker this summer, with all of his current forward options having been linked with a move away from the London Stadium at one point or another in the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though Balogun could soon be within reach for West Ham, if the Gunners play ball…
Folarin Balogun makes big demand of Arsenal amidst strong links with West Ham
Ben Jacobs– the journalist who broke the Lucas Paqueta to West Ham transfer – has claimed that the USMNT striker has asked the Gunners hierarchy to lower their £45 million demands for him.
If Arsenal lowered their asking price for Balogun to around £30-35 million, then I think he would be a very good value for money signing for West Ham.
The Hammers desperately lacked any kind of pace and power up front last season. Michail Antonio is now 33, and he seems to have lost the attributes that made him so hard to defend against.
For around £30-35 million, Folarin Balogun would be the perfect solution to West Ham’s problems in attack.
The 21-year-old bagged 21 goals in 37 Ligue 1 games for Reims last season (Transfermarkt). He is a brilliant finisher, has frightening pace and possesses incredible movement.
Reims boss Will Still recently raved about the striker during his loan spell with the Ligue 1 outfit, labelling him as ‘unbelievable’ (Daily Mail).
West Ham really should be going all out to sign Folarin Balogun from Arsenal this summer. Whether the Gunners are prepared to lower their demands for him remains to be seen though.