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But then why not just loan innit instead of all the faff of buyback clauses.I mean, my whole hypotetical scenario is predicated on having a deal with a decent buy back for both clubs. It's just that he needs game time.
We can't have him competing for places here as things stands, because that would most certainly stunt his development.
Sometimes knowing you'll be at the same club for a longer time is needed to bring stability to the player. I wouldn't remove him from the French league if we were to loan him again, for instance.
European clubs are all broke. The striker market is barebones. Balogun will have a queue of suitors on loan. Assuming of course we can convince him this is the best thing for his career (which I am certain it is)