ARSENAL have reportedly offered Bukayo Saka a £150,000-a-week deal that could see the 20-year-old double his money at the Emirates.
Desperate to fend off Manchester City interest, the Gunners are keen to secure their talent for the long term.
Saka has quickly become one of Arsenal’s best players and his consistently high performances have not gone unnoticed.
The Mail reports that the club are now ready to make him one of the club’s highest-paid players to signal how important he is.
The England international has just two years left on his contract and his current wage of £70,000 a week is dwarfed by several players across the league.
If he doubled his money it would make him one of the highest paid players at the club.
Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey, who each earn around £200,000, currently top Arsenal’s payroll.
So far there has been no formal agreement on the new deal but Emirates bosses are confident they can persuade Saka to sign.
The midfielder has been voted Arsenal’s player of the season by fans for the past two years in a row.
His dribbling, versatility, energy and attacking skills from long range have regularly impressed fans – and caught the attention of other clubs.
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Man City are reportedly eyeing Saka as a long-term replacement for Raheem Sterling and the youngster’s current deal leaves them plenty of leeway to exploit.
Saka is also believed to be keen on playing in the Champions League given Arsenal missed last season after a self-inflicted implosion in the final weeks of May.
But Mikel Arteta’s squad has been strengthened significantly over the summer, with the likes of Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Oleksandr Zinchenko likely to make the club far more competitive.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5843194/arsenal-bukayo-saka-man-city-new-contract/ Arsenal are offering Bukayo Saka a £150,000-a-week deal to stave off Man City transfer interest