Arsenal looking to tie Bukayo Saka down into a new long-term contract

By on November 23, 2022


Arsenal are reportedly in negotiations with Bukayo Saka’s representatives over a new long-term contract and the Gunners are prepared to offer a huge salary raise to their star man, as per Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old came through Arsenal’s Hale End academy before making his senior first-team debut back in 2018. The youngster has developed significantly under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta over the last few campaigns and has now established himself as an integral part of the Spanish boss’ system.

Saka has enjoyed a productive start to this campaign, scoring four goals and providing six assists in 14 Premier League appearances so far this season. He has helped his side in ending the first half of this term at the top of the league.

The Englishman has now broken into the national team’s first eleven and enjoyed a brilliant World Cup debut against Iran, scoring twice in England’s thumping 6-2 victory.

Talks underway

Saka still has two years left in his current contract with Arsenal, plus an option to extend the deal for one more year. Despite being in no danger of losing the player any time soon, the club’s hierarchy are keen on tying the youngster down into a new long-term contract before he attracts interest from elsewhere amid his excellent form.

According to the report by Daily Mail, Saka currently earns around £70,000/week. Mikel Arteta’s side are in negotiation with the player’s entourage to extend his current deal with a huge salary hike, which is expected to be triple what he is earning at the moment.

The report further states that after the youngster’s brilliant performances in England’s World Cup 2022 opener, the north London club might find it more costly to renew his deal. However, Saka is happy at the Emirates Stadium and the talks are progressing well between the two parties to reach an agreement.

Bukayo Saka has already become Arsenal’s talisman and therefore, securing his long-term future should be the club’s priority. Tying him down into a new long-term contract as soon as possible would be ideal for Arteta’s side.