Folarin Balogun joins Middlesbrough on loan

Folarin Balogun in action
Folarin Balogun in action

Folarin Balogun has joined Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.

The 20-year-old striker - who signed as a scholar in July 2017, having been at the club since he was 10 years old - penned a new long-term contract last season, shortly after scoring his first senior goals.

The American-born forward was prolific throughout his time with the youth set-up, most notably in 2018/19 when he fired our under-18s to the league title with 25 goals from just 19 appearances. He transferred this form to the first team last season, scoring twice in the Europa League from just five substitute appearances.

Balogun has continued to make an impact this season, with an impressive 15 goals from his 14 appearances in the PL2 and EFL Trophy during the campaign so far.

Eligible for Nigeria, USA and England, Flo has represented the latter up to under-21 level.

Everyone at the club wishes Folarin all the best during his time with Middlesbrough.

The loan is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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