By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Report: Leipzig eye Balogun as possible Nkunku replacement

Online sports journal "The Athletic" reports that RB Leipzig are interested in purchasing Arsenal striker and England U21 international Folarin Balogun.
Twenty-one-year-old English striker Foalrin Balogun has increased his estimated market worth to €25 million since being linked with a move to the Bundesliga some two-and-a-half years ago. Online sports portal "The Athletic" reports that one of Germany's richer clubs may be willing to fork over the cash to acquire the rising attacking talent in the coming offseason.

Leipzig have already secured the services of Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko as a replacement for the soon-to-depart Christopher Nkunku ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, meaning that Max Eberl and the RB administrative team may be hesitant to make another large purchase. Moreover, Balogun is also being courted by several Ligue 1 sides.

The youngster currently plays for Stade Reims on loan from parent club Arsenal. The Gunners striker has scored 18 goals and chipped in three assists for his loan club this season, but might still find it difficult to crack the XI back in north London. Balogun still has a contract with Arsenal good through 2025. Another loan-out could thus be a possibility.

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