In possibly the most bizarre rumour of this summer’s transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun.
Spurs are on the verge of losing Harry Kane to Bayern Munich. A move is set to be completed later today, and Tottenham will need to replace him before the window shuts.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim Arsenal’s Balogun is on Ange Postecoglou’s shortlist.
Tottenham want to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun to replace Harry Kane
Harry Kane is Tottenham’s best player and to us Arsenal fans, he has been a real pain over the years.
The Englishman somehow manages to score a goal against us almost every time we face each other. It has been really annoying to play against him, but we won’t have to anymore – at least not in North London derbies.
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At the time of writing, Kane is on a flight to Germany to complete his move to Bayern Munich, and Tottenham will now be looking at possible replacements.
Of all the names linked with a move to Spurs, Gazzetta dello Sport has just linked an Arsenal player to fill the England captain’s boots across the road in North London – Folarin Balogun.
The report claims our American striker is on Tottenham’s shortlist to replace Kane, alongside Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Gent’s Gift Orban.
Arsenal reportedly value Balogun at £43 million.
The Insider’s View:
Well, let’s be clear, this move is not going to happen.
Arsenal and Tottenham do not do any business together, and that is not going to change now. There’s absolutely no way we’ll sell any of our players to them lot down the road.
In a hypothetical world, however, Balogun would be a great fit under Postecoglou. He checks numerous boxes and if Spurs really were interested in him or a player of his profile, we won’t be surprised.
But, as we said already, this is not going to happen.