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Nigerian British Born youngster Folarin Balogun signs professional contract with Arsenal


Premier League giants, Arsenal has revealed via a publication on the club's official website, arsenal.com that teenage Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has put pen to paper on his first professional contract.

Having seen his improvement over the years at Hale End and particularly this season, the club's hierarchy has made the move to reward the starlet with his first official deal.


The 17-year-old Balogun has been with the Gunners since he was aged ten, progressing through the youth ranks, having gone on to feature for the club across all age grades.


This season, he has scored an impressive 13 goals from 13 games so far for the U-18s who sit second on the league standings.


He is fourth player of Nigerian descent to pen a pro deal with Arsenal this season, following in the footsteps of Tobi Omole, Bukayo Saka and Arthur Okonkwo.


The American-born starlet has represented both United States and England at U18 level while he remains eligible for Nigeria by parentage roots.

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