Arsenal have confirmedconfirmed that Folarin Balogun will spend the 2022/23 season on loan with Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims.
The deal represents a coup for the French side given several Premier League clubs offered the 21-year-old a chance to continue his development in England.
Reims had a gap in their attack to fill after loaning star striker Hugo Ekitike to Paris Saint Germain – a deal that will see the 20-year-old join the French champions permanently next summer – and hope that Balogun can be the man to keep them in the goals.
The England under-21 international committed his long-term future to Arsenal last summer and spent the second half of the 21/22 campaign on loan with Middlesbrough. He made 21 appearances for the Riverside outfit scoring three goals and making three assists.
His only appearance during the Gunners’ pre-season preparations was a 22-minute cameo against Freiburg nearly a month ago, so he may well need some time to get up to speed in France.
Best of luck, Flo.