Balogun asserts departure from Arsenal was ‘a straightforward choice’
Folarin Balogun, the talented footballer, left Arsenal during the summer transfer window to embark on a new journey with Monaco. The young striker secured a lucrative long-term contract with the esteemed Ligue 1 club and bid farewell to the Emirates Stadium for a notable sum of 40 million euros.
Having begun his professional career at Arsenal’s academy in the 2016/17 season, Balogun has now chosen to part ways with the Gunners, at least for the time being. Engaging in a conversation on the Taylor Twellman podcast, the United States international shed light on the reasoning behind his departure from the Premier League. Balogun candidly expressed, “When Monaco expressed their interest, it became an effortless decision for me.”
He further explained, “I made it clear to my agent that Monaco was the only destination I desired. Thanks to his efforts, my wish became a reality. It was crucial for me to join a club that competes for titles.” Balogun emphasized the significance of playing regularly, stating, “Monaco is a prominent force in French football, and I yearn for the opportunity to showcase my abilities and establish myself as the principal striker for a team.”
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