February 22, 21-year-old striker Balogun who was loaned to Reims by Arsenal
He performed well this season, scoring 15 goals in 23 Ligue 1 games, and tied for the top scorer list with Mbappe and David.
The chairman of Lance, Jean-Pierre Cayo, said that it is impossible to directly sign Balogun. He hopes that he will be willing to stay for another year, and the club will do its best to sign to achieve this.
Chairman Lance: “I don’t think it’s possible to sign Balogun, the rules are there: when they join us, we know they’re here to improve, it’s a stage step for them. So even if
I don’t make a decision for him, he will either go back to his club (Arsenal) and get a chance, or he will go out on loan, or he will go to a very big club.”
“Balogun is a player who should step up, so obviously we will ask him if he feels good here and with his club, but I think now, he needs to step up.”
Jean-Pierre Cayo also revealed that the club is ready to lose Balogun, but they still hope to renew the lease for another year next season: “We have prepared for life after Balogun.
, which is the day he leaves the club. But if Balogun and his club want him to stay at Lansdowne for another year, we will do everything we can to make that happen.”