Folarin Balogun at Arsenal

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  1. Cornballer

    Cornballer Member

    Aug 30, 2005
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    Daily Mail: THE SECRET SCOUT: Folarin Balogun
     
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  2. Cornballer

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  3. BostonRed

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    United States
    Starts for the reserves:

     
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  4. Cornballer

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  5. glutton4Bolts

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    Mar 18, 2019
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    This seems like the kind of prospect we could steal from England if we give him a shot. He has played for the US U18s before and he might find it hard to break thru to the senior team considering guys Kane and Tammy. Of course, w/o senior team time I assume he wouldn't get a chance. I hope the US at least offers him a chance at the Olympic Quals.
     
  6. butters59

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    Feb 22, 2013
    I would start him for MNT today.
     
  7. BostonRed

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  8. ArsenalMetro

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  9. glutton4Bolts

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    Mar 18, 2019
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    Seriously... just sic. GB... steal this kid away now. At least McBride and Co should offer him a slot on the U23 Olympic Squad.
     
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  10. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #185 Dave Marino-Nachison, Feb 19, 2020
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    He's provisionally cap-tied, so it's a permanent switch away from England if he wants to play for us now. I'm guessing, based on nothing, that this drives the asking price above anything YNT-related. (England DNQ for the Olympics, for the record.)

    I guess Nigeria is also a potential player, though of course he's still theoretically U20-eligible for all three countries since it doesn't appear that he appeared for England in the preliminary round of UEFA U20 qualifying held late last year.

    I suppose that if he thinks he's out of the England U20 picture, we might be able to snag him given he's not locked down at that level yet. Just would be something of a surprise, at least to me.
     
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  11. superdave

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    DC United
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    United States
    He should come to MLS on a loan for this year.
     
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  12. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Why? What do you think he wou,d gain from that?
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    VB, VA
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    Hard to say what HE would gain, because a) player development is as much art as science and b) I don't pretend to know much about the caliber of competition he's playing.

    *I* would gain because I think it would be funny as hell. And, really, it's all about me.
     
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  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Huh, I always heard it was more art than science, though I once had someone tell me they thought it was more science than art, and anyway in each case I've yet to see a useful percentage breakdown between art/science. This only complicates things...
     
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  15. superdave

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    Change your avatar
     
  16. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    How long is he signed to Arsenal for? He seems like a candidate for a German Bundesliga loan/permanent sale.
     
  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Old Eddie Nketiah, who is about two years older than Balogun, scored for Arsenal today. At this point, a few months shy of his 21st birthday, he has perhaps 30 professional league appearances, not all in the PL, and a few goals. What would we think of a trajectory like that for Young Eddie Nketiah over the next two years?
     
  18. Cornballer

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  19. BostonRed

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  20. BostonRed

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  21. glutton4Bolts

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    Chelsea
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    Mar 18, 2019
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    This kid looks like he could be the real deal. US needs to poach.
     
  22. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    this will do well for DualNationalPanic
     
  23. Cornballer

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  25. BostonRed

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    The goals:

     

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