Bukayo Saka has extended his contract with Arsenal football club until 2024. The initial contract of the 18-year-old Nigerian born England youngster expired in June and he has been a topic of speculations in the transfer market prior to this summer.
Bukayo Saka is a product of Arsenal academy and he made his debut in the Europa League in 2018. This season, the left-winger has played for Arsenal 34 times, scoring 3 goals and making 10 assists in all competitions.
“London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension”, Saka tweeted today, July 1, 2020. I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds. The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream.”
London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension😄📝 I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.. The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream🙏🏿❤️ God is Great !! pic.twitter.com/nS7G5nE9Pc— Bukayo Saka (@BukayoSaka87) July 1, 2020
While confirming that Saka has extended his contract with Arsenal, the technical director of the club, Edu Gaspar said: “This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract. He’s making great progress and is one of a number of young players who have developed through our academy. This is so important for us as we move forward as a club.”
Amidst the speculations that Saka could leave the club this summer, Mikel Arteta, the head coach of the club had said that he has been impressed with Saka‘s work ethic, his attitude to learn and adapt, and would want to continue working with him.
“Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances,” Arteta said. I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”
Arsenal‘s official Twitter handle shared a video showing when the signing was being carried out. In the video, Mikel Arteta could be seen exchanging pleasantries with Bukayo Saka before they headed to the podium to sign the contract papers.
Here are some highlights Arsenal official Twitter handle prepared for Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka’s stats since joining the senior team.
- 11 assists in all competitions this season is the most by a teenager for @Arsenal in a single campaign since @cesc4official in 2006-07 (12). Future.
- Games played so far in 2019/2020 24 games as of July 2020
- 3 Goals
- Good at playing left back position, LW and sometime number 10 role
Bukayo Saka weekly wages and contract details
He signed a 4 year deal with Arsenal on July 1st, 2020.
Saka got a good bump from £5,000-a-week salary with his new contract, the amount of his new deal was kept private but a source close to him said that he is getting paid over £50,000 weekly. This figure is unverified but Saka was asking for more than that before Arsenal agreed. If he is not making that much, he is very close or even making more with incentives.