Mentor: Folarin Balogun Wants To Be Best In The World


Nigeria-born Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun wants to be one of the best in the world.

So says technical coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst, who is the man Balogun turns to for advice on his finishing.

The 21-year-old has become one of Europe’s most feared strikers – outscoring Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi in France’s Ligue 1, where he is starring for Reims.

And Isaksson-Hurst said he is not surprised by Balogun’s rise.

He told The Sun: “I think he always had it in – if you look at his goalscoring record in the academy and with England’s youth teams.

“Many players do that but fail to make the transition into first-team football that quickly.

“Flo has an amazing mentality, he’s a real young gentleman, polite, has very little ego and wants to play at the highest level. He wants to be one of the best strikers in the world.”