Wynalda: Arsenal striker Balogun leaning towards USA


USA hero Eric Wynalda is convinced Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is ready to commit to the 'States for his international future.

Balogun, currently on-loan with Reims, is an England U21 international and also qualifies for the USA.

Speaking on The Action Network's Wondergoal Podcast, Wynalda said: "(England coach Gareth) Southgate may want to backtrack a bit from his comments that if Folarin Balogun waits patiently he could eventually be given a chance with England. Clearly Balogun is and will be pursued by the USMNT.

"He is apparently leaning to the USA and has taken down some things from his Instagram page that involved his time with the England youth sides. His trip to Orlando was highly documented over the international break and the US supporters are already creating shirts with his name and the number nine on the back.

"I think he changes the complexion of the US side more than any other player in the past or present."