West Ham United have reportedly made contact to sign Folarin Balogun from Arsenal this summer.

According to The Daily Mail, Arsenal have been contacted by West Ham about the situation of Folarin Balogun in the summer transfer window.

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The East London outfit have been heavily linked with a move to sign the 22-year-old Gunners hitman all summer long.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately trying to sign a mobile striker with real pace this summer.

Balogun would be absolutely ideal for us, but Arsenal are demanding a huge fee for him…

West Ham get emphatic Folarin Balogun answer from Arsenal

The Daily Mail reckon that the Hammers have made an approach for the Gunners front-man.

However, the bad news is that Arsenal have told West Ham that it will take £50 million to proise Balogun away from the Emirates.

That’s just too much money for the Hammers to be paying for someone who isn’t yet proven in the Premier League.

West Ham get emphatic Folarin Balogun answer from Arsenal
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However, the 22-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.

In my opinion, Balogun is the ideal long-term replacement for Michail Antonio at West Ham. The American is on another level to the Jamaica international when it comes to finishing and technical ability.

West Ham signing Folarin Balogun from Arsenal this summer would be absolutely brilliant news. However, I just can’t see it happening for £50 million, or anything like that kind of money for that matter.

I reckon we’ll ending up signing Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla instead.


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