In keeping with In keeping with an Italian publication, Calcio Mercato, English participant of Nigerian descent, Folarin Balogun, has develop into a goal for Italian giants AC Milan, following his spectacular season to this point with Stade de Reims in France.
The publication wrote that Milan are eyeing Balogun as a long-term substitute for Olivier Giroud and will make a transfer for the Arsenal-owned striker subsequent summer time.
Giroud, who just lately turned 36, loved a superb time in Milan, serving to the Rossoneri win the Serie A title final season.
The previous Chelsea star continues to make a major affect at AC Milan. He scored a formidable winner to assist the Italian champions beat Spezia 2-1 on Saturday.
However at 36, the tip of a profitable profession that noticed Giroud win quite a few honors in France, England and Italy is nearing.
Nevertheless, the previous striker’s long-term inheritor might be one other Arsenal star, with Milan eyeing Folarin Balogun as an choice subsequent summer time.
“Olivier Giroud returns as absolutely the protagonist with two very heavy targets within the Champions League in opposition to Salzburg. We’re speaking about it once more from a World Cup perspective, however given his age, Milan may also have to consider new, youthful strikers,” the web site reads.
“Behind Giroud, due to this fact, a younger striker might be inserted, of worth however with out extreme prices. AC Milan due to this fact seems to be round, and the French league may cover a really attention-grabbing participant who displays these traits.
“A attainable particular be aware might be Folarin Balogun, who performs on mortgage at Reims and with wonderful outcomes. The promotion of 2001, which already approached Milan from a really younger age a few years in the past, has to this point collected seven targets and two assists in Ligue 1, which suggests expertise and room for enchancment.
“A transalpine market that Milan normally observes, though within the case of Balogun then it will be essential to go to Arsenal, proprietor of the 21-year-old’s file, who despatched him on mortgage solely seeking a maturity that may be tempting for the rossoneri. The valuation is round 15 million, however every purpose runs the danger of creating it develop”.
Balogun has been spectacular in France, the place he’s presently on mortgage at Reims.