Bukayo Saka has reportedly informed Arsenal that he wishes to extend his contract with the club, and is set to become the highest-paid player at the North London giants. The 21-year-old’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2024, and there had been speculation that other European clubs were interested in signing him. However, the Gunners have been working hard to ensure that Saka remains at the club, and it is believed that a deal is close to being agreed. The player is expected to earn in excess of £200,000-a-week, plus bonuses, and once the agreement is finalized, Arsenal will turn their attention to securing William Saliba to a long-term contract.
Arsenal fans can look forward to the prospect of midfielder Bukayo Saka becoming the club’s highest-paid player in the near future. Reports have emerged that the 21-year-old has informed the gunners that he wishes to extend his contract at the club, with his current deal due to expire in 2024.
The England international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in recent months as European giants looked to pry him away, but Arsenal have worked hard to ensure he remains in North London. A new agreement is said to be close to being signed, with Saka set to become the highest-paid player at the club. It is understood that he will take home a salary in excess of £200,000 per week as well as bonuses.
Once the deal is put in place, Arsenal will focus on securing academy product William Saliba on a long-term contract. The French centre-back remains highly rated within the club and a new deal is likely to be on the cards in due course.
It is therefore an exciting time at the Emirates Stadium, with two of their brightest stars set to commit their long-term futures to Arsenal. Saka is one of the most talented players in the Premier League and can become one of the best in England if he continues his development under Mikel Arteta. His new contract will also send out a positive message to the footballing world that the gunner’s can still compete with Europe’s elite clubs for their star players.