According to Argentinian ESPN reporter Augusto Cesar, Brighton is willing to pay Boca $10 million in the release fee to sign 19-year-old Balko.
Augusto Cesar: Brighton return to fight for Valentin Barco. Willing to pay a $10 million release clause. The youngster stopped negotiations during the Copa Libertadores and that is no longer the case. His contract with Boca expires in December 2024 and he can leave.
Balko is 19 years old and plays on the left wing. He has played 32 games in all competitions for Boca this season, contributing 1 goal and 4 assists.