According to the Athletic (subscription required), Arsenal are upping their efforts to tie down promising youngster Bukayo Saka to a new five-year contract.
The 18-year-old reportedly has 18 months left on his current £3,000-a-week deal.
The Athletic add that Arsenal are aware of serious interest in the versatile starlet’s services from rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as German giants Bayern Munich.
The report adds that Arsenal’s director of football operations, Huss Fahmy, is leading the club’s negotiations with Saka.
The Athletic claim that Arsenal held talks over a new deal last week and more meetings are planned.
Saka has started 17 of his 25 first-team appearance for the Gunners this season.
The youngster has impressed since being deployed as a makeshift left-back following the injury troubles of Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.
The England youth international has also bagged three goals and registered eight assists in his 25 outings, Saka is a bright spark that the Gunners definitely need to keep hold of.
In thereal world , an 18 yearc old earning seven grand a week would bein seventh heaven. But in the fantasy world that allPrem player livein it is considerd chicken feed and so as we all trawl the depths of moral corruotion alongwith the entire Prem world, awe all know that Saka will need at least ten times that wage verty soonif he is to stay with us. I do keep in mind thr moral cesspit the whole PREM IS ALL THETIME AND WE FANS ARE COMPLICIT BY CONDONING IT. But let us at least recognise our own complicit moral guilt as we call for the huge increase in Sakas salary. This is just one of many reasons why I argue that humans are almost all hypocrites. There can be no serious doubt, as I see things. IT IS WRONG BUT WE NEED TO DO IT AND STILL WE REGARD OURSELVES AS HONEST, MORAL AND DECENT FOLK, PRESUMABLY. QED!
He is currently”only” earning £3000 pw, not £7000, so adding a nought will ONLY take him to a “measly” £30 k not £70k.