Arsenal are ready to hold talks with Bukayo Saka over new contract at the end of the season, Fabrizio Romano has revealed in his latest exclusive CaughtOffside column.
It has been another disappointing season at the Emirates Stadium, with recent back-to-back defeats against Tottenham and Newcastle, lurking the fears of missing out on the Champions League but Romano insists Saka feels good at Arsenal and hasn’t had any talks with other clubs, with the Champions League situation not expected to change his mind.
The 20-year-old has developed into a regular first-teamer under Mikel Arteta, scoring eleven goals and assisting six this season, which earns him Premier League POTY nomination.
With Bukayo Saka current contract with Arsenal about to expire in 2024, Arsenal are ready to hold talks with Bukayo Saka in order to tie him down to longer contract amid the speculations linking him away from the Emirates stadium.
“At the moment there are no changes related to the situation for the UCL spot race: Saka is in love with Arsenal but obviously the negotiations are still at early stages. As of today, Saka is not yet negotiating with other clubs.”
The 20-year-old currently earns £30,000-a-week at the Emirates, which makes him one of the lowest-paid players in the first-team at the moment.
But, Arsenal’s new offer, should Saka agree to it, will see him earn £125,000-a-week, over four times the wages he is currently on.
When those talks do come, Arsenal are reportedly willing to offer the 20-year-old £125,000-a-week, according to The Sun.
Saka came through the Hale End academy and has now made 130 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and grabbing 28 assists.