Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun has as many as 15 teams interested in signing him when his contract expires next summer, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The 19-year-old, who Sheffield United made an enquiry about back in September, has so far not signed an extension with Arsenal and Romano claims the player will only put pen to paper on a new deal if he plays more:
Balogun always been open to stay at Arsenal… but he needs to play. This is the priority for Folarin and his agents.
If he plays more, he’ll be consider a new contract. If not, Balogun will decide among 15 clubs that approached him as free agent. Nothing done/signed yet 🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 7, 2021
With the player unlikely to feature that prominently in the second half of the season for the Gunners, it is assumed that Balogun will leave the Emirates and make a move elsewhere.
While the Blades could certainly offer the teenager the first-team football he needs, the competition for his signature is fierce. Liverpool are thought to be among the teams interested, while some reports claim that one foreign club has come close to signing the player on a pre-contract agreement already. Balogun may take his time to make a decision on his future, though, so this transfer story may run and run.