Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun could be set to switch his international allegiance from England to the USA.
The 20-year-old has most recently appeared for England-under-21’s, but he has also represented the USA at under-18’s level.
According to Football.London, he is set to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal star Yunus Musah – who also switched allegiance to the USA.
Balogun is also eligible to represent Nigeria.
At the age of eight he was scouted and signed for Arsenal’s academy after previously trialling for the club’s North London rivals – Tottenham.
However, with Lacazette and Nketiah both set to leave once their contracts expire in June, he may earn a more prominent place in the starting line-up next season.
Upon his arrival at Boro, he said: “I hope a successful loan puts me in a better position that I was in before coming here.
“Coming through the ranks at Arsenal, being their main striker was always something I wanted to achieve.
“It is a case of me knowing what I can do and showing it on the first team stage. That is the main thing.”