Footy Extras

Several Championship clubs pursuing Arsenal attacking talent

Swansea City, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough want Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun, reports say.

The EFL Championship trio are all keen on the highly-rated attacker, according to The Sun on Sunday.

Boro are said to be leading the hunt for his signature at this moment in time as the club’s new boss, Chris Wilder, prepares for the first transfer window at the helm.

French outfit St Etienne have also been touted with an interest.

The Gunners could potentially loan out the ace this winter for him to get some senior team experience under his belt.

However, the side have a big decision to make on where to send the player as he is not short of options in the English second division and abroad.

Folarin has risen up through the youth ranks of the capital outfit and has played nine times for their first team so far in his career, netting twice.

However, the New York-born prodigy has struggled for playing time over recent times and will not want to see his development stifle.

Chris will be looking to put his own stamp on the squad and Balogun would give the manager more competition and depth up top.

The Swans have proven to be a good home for PL youngsters on loan over recent times, whilst Boro may see the England youth international as a great alternative to the Cherries for the second-half of the campaign.