Middlesbrough in loan swoop for Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun

Middlesbrough have an interest in a loan swoop for Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 2:19 pm

The 20-year-old forward is expected to go out on loan this month for the rest of the season.

And Boro are leading the chase for his signature.

Express Sport report: “Confirmation of the deal's completion is now expected before the end of the week as Chris Wilder closes in on another Premier League frontman.”

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Chris Wilder, the manager of Middlesbrough. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

Earlier in January, Brighton striker Aaron Connolly joined on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland international has completed his move to Teesside, despite strong interest from elsewhere.

Speaking to the club’s website, Wilder said: “I’m delighted. It’s an area of the pitch we need to improve in terms of competition for places.

“He’s a young player, he’s played in the Premier League a number of times, and he’s from a technical football club. He’s also played for his country.”

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