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Arsenal may sell Folarin Balogun to raise money for Rasmus Hojlund

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When Folarin Balogun returns from his loan spell in Reims, Arsenal will need to decide what to do with him. There may also be a chance to raise money for Rasmus Hojlund by selling the England U-21 international.

The Gunners prefers Rasmus Hojlund over Folarin Balogun

With 18 goals in 29 appearances this season during his one-year loan in Ligue 1, Balogun has excelled. With the French team lately embarking on an 18-match unbeaten streak under Englishman Will Still, which propelled them to ninth position in the division, the striker has been essential to Reims’ on-field success this season.

When Folarin Balogun returns from Reims in the summer, Arsenal will have a difficult decision to make regarding the England U-21 international, but Rasmus Hojlund might have an answer. Although Balogun is comparable to the Gunners’ current attacking options, the 6’3″ Dane would present a significantly different danger, and money might be raised by selling their current player. Rasmus Hjlund, a promising 20-year-old striker for Atalanta, is supposedly a target for Arsenal and Juventus.

The 21-year-old is scheduled to return during the summer, a time when both parties must take difficult choices. Balogun demands regular playing time because he is too talented to be on the bench, but Arsenal might not be able to provide it. The forward’s profile is comparable to that of current strikers Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, and Eddie Nketiah. Thus, he is not expected to displace them from the roster.

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Hojlund-‘The Danish Haaland’

In this situation, Hojlund who is a lethal striker might be useful. After scoring five goals in two games for Denmark over the international break.

This week, he has connections to several teams, including the Gunners. In the summer, he might  quit Atlanta. Hojlund, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall, has a considerably different build than Arsenal’s other striker . He would provide Arteta with a crucial backup strategy if the game is not going his way. The Dane, who is only 20 years old, still has a lot of opportunity to grow and might eventually outshine Balogun. Hojlund won’t be cheap though according to Calcio Mercato. Atalanta wants at least  £40 million for his signing. It is also anticipated that if he maintains his current performance, his price will increase.

Rasmus Hojlund for club and country this season –19 Goals and 5 assists.

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