Balogun shares an agent with Saka, Nelson, Sancho, Clinton Mola, Josh Maja. Only Saka hasn't gone abroad so I won't be surprised if Balogun leaves . Unfortunately both Nketiah and TJJ are ahead of him and he is at an age where he needs first team football. He signed his pro last year so he might still have two years left. We can get a decent fee and add a clause if we wish.Balogun might leave in the summer, Brentford bid £5m for him in January.
Ballard is tall probably 6'2" . He's a very good passer of the ball and a good tackler as well plus he plays with a lot of grit and passion . He hasn't played for almost 9 months because of his knee injury then Covid situation came just as he was to return to u23 football. If he had played consistently I would have said its a good idea to throw him in but I wouldnt want his confidence shattered. Sheaf would have been a better idea if rules allowed. I still think Ballard needs a good loan spell or two and so does Medley . None is ready to be thrown into this pile of messHow tall is Daniel Ballard and what are his pros and cons? He might need to step up sooner than later.
I'm not counting on Medley ever becoming a player for us. The few times I've seen him he's been incredibly suspect defensively. Looks decent on the ball, though.
Okonkwo definitely. Has the height, is a good shot-stopper, commands his area well and is good with the ball at his feet. Hein is very good at shot-stopping but not much else. He's very similar to Iliev IMO but better.Who is more highly rated and/or has the higher potential between Okonkwo and Hein?
Balogun I liked him more than nketiah and tjj in the youth sides. Contract ending or are we selling?
Yes we should. Just hoping if we can somehow convince him to stay and send him out for a nice loan.Contract ends in 2021 and we couldn’t agree a new one so we’re selling. Can sort of understand it on his part with Martinelli and Nketiah both ahead of him and a similar age. I hope we put in a buyback clause.