Bukayo Saka to sign a new contract with Arsenal that will earn him four times his current salary

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Arsenal are reportedly trying to tie down Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract which could see him earn nothing less than four times his current salary.

The 20-year-old English footballer has been fantastic for Arsenal in the last two seasons but he has taken his game to a whole new level so far this season.

Though Bukayo Saka still have less than two seasons on his current contract with the Premier League club, the club does not want to take any chances. Hence, reports claimed that the club is making efforts to offer him an improved deal that might keep him at Arsenal for a long time.

Based on the contract Saka signed with Arsenal in 2020, the English star earns £30,000-a-week wages which makes him one of the lowest-paid football at the Premier League club.

The contract will expire on June 30, 2023, which means that the fast-rising football superstar might become a free agent in the next 15 months if Arsenal fail to extend the contract before it expires.

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Saka’s current contract comes with an option that permits Arsenal to extend it by a season. But the Premier League club is looking at the possibility of offering the Englishman a lengthy deal.

A UK publication, The Sun, claimed that Arsenal intend to offer Bukayo Saka a long-term deal that could see him earn nothing less than £125,000. If Saka signs the new deal, his weekly wages will increase four times more than his current wages.

However, if Bukayo Saka refused to sign the new deal, Arsenal will trigger the one-year extension clause on his current contract.

All things being equal, Saka would not want to turn down an opportunity of being among the highest-paid at Arsenal. The proposed new deal will give him more resources to take better care of himself, his family, and his girlfriend, Tolami Benson.

The journey of Bukayo Saka at Arsenal

Bukayo Saka to sign a new contract with Arsenal that will earn him four times his current salary
Coach Mikel Arteta and Bukayo Saka in 2020.

Bukayo Saka is a product of Arsenal football academy. He gained a promotion to the club’s senior team on July 1, 2019.

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Since then, the 20-year-old Nigerian-born English footballer has been almost irreplaceable at the Premier League side, especially in the 2020-2021 season and this season.

Saka’s consistency at Arsenal earned him a call up to England’s football national team. He made his debut on October 8, 2020. Since then, he has not been dropped by coach Gareth Southgate.

So far in his international football career, Bukayo Saka has made 14 international appearances and has scored four goals.

While at Arsenal, Saka who plays mostly as a right midfielder has made 121 appearances in all competitions in which he scored 21 goals and provided 27 assists.

So far this season, Saka has made 33 appearances in all competitions in which he scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists.

His effort has helped Arsenal’s progress in the Premier League so far this season. The North London club is currently sitting on the 4th spot with 54 points in 28 games.

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Since Saka started playing in Arsenal’s senior team in 2019, he has helped the club to win one Community Shield and one FA Cup title.

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