Arsenal are ready to make Bukayo Saka the club’s highest paid player as contract negotiations continue, 90 minutes understand.
Saka’s current deal expires in 2024 while the Gunners retain the option to extend that for another year. But despite ongoing talks for a year now, no new contract has yet been agreed.
Arsenal have been confident of agreeing a deal since September as they look to link up three of their best young players Saka, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli.
Saka He is still on one of his first contracts with the club, which means he is in fact one of the lowest paid members of Mikel Arteta’s squad, but Arsenal are willing to give him a significant raise.
It was believed that a deal of around £200,000 a week was initially on the table, but Saka’s representatives are acutely aware his market value could be more than that. Sources believe he will be offered a deal of more than Gabriel JesusThe former Manchester City striker is currently the club’s highest earner at close to £250,000-per-week.
Arsenal Sources insist they are very confident Saka will sign his new contract upon his return from the World Cup, where he is already playing a starring role after scoring twice in England’s first victory over Iran.
However, Arsenal is also aware of competitors and interests 90 minutes understand that Manchester city Would love to take Saka to the Etihad Stadium.
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Despite City’s interest, Arsenal are convinced that the club’s progression to become title contenders will convince not only Saka, but also Saliba and Martinelli, to commit their futures to the club.
Both Edu and Arteta themselves have signed new long-term deals linking them to Arsenal in recent months, and they’ve made it clear to Saka and the others that they fully intend to bring success in the Premier League to the club. They think it will be enough to convince them to commit their future to the Gunners.