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Nigerian striker Folarin Balogun joins Middlesbrough on loan from Arsenal

Nigerian striker Folarin Balogun joins Middlesbrough on loan from Arsenal

Arsenal have loaned striker Folarin Balogun to Middlesbrough for the remainder of the season.

 

Balogun underwent a medical on Tuesday ahead of finalsing his move to the Championship side, who will pay a portion of his wages.

 

The 20-year-old Nigerian striker has not featured in the Premier League since August but remains a part of Arsenal’s long-term plans and signed a new contract in April which ties him to the club until 2025.

 

Nigerian striker Folarin Balogun joins Middlesbrough on loan from Arsenal

 

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder told the club website: “We’re delighted to get Flo in. He’s a player I’ve known about for a long time and we identified him as someone who could come in and improve us in the second half of the season.

 

“He has great movement, good pace, and he’s a natural finisher. We’re looking forward to working with him.”

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