Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement with Bukayo Saka over a new contract, although the source isn’t highly regarded.
THE LOWDOWN: MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS
Arsenal have been in talks with the winger over a new contract since the season started. One thing was clear on both parties’ side – an extension that will allow the player to remain at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.
Many predicted that the negotiations wouldn’t be a tough one but it appears that after a few hiccups and delays, an agreement has finally been reached for the Academy graduate to continue his career at the club.
THE LATEST: REPORTED BREAKTHROUGH
Arsenal have reportedly secured an agreement with Bukayo Saka over a new contract.
Wayne Veysey, who reports for Football Insider, claims that Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle on a new five-year deal for Bukayo Saka, increasing his salary to nearly £200,000 a week.
The report further suggests that Saka is now “ready to sign”, after being convinced by the team’s advancement under Mikel Arteta.
Veysey’s reputation among Arsenal fans isn’t on the high side but The Daily Mail reported this week that Arsenal’s priority is to extend Saka’s contract, and there’s confidence around the club that a deal can be struck in no time.
The 21-year-old has been in decent form for the Gunners this season with a goal and four assists in his first eight Premier League games of the campaign.
THE VERDICT: NEVER IN DOUBT
Saka’s future lies at the Emirates and nowhere else. The reported news is expected and everyone is just waiting for a confirmation.
With the progress shown in recent weeks, everyone is confident about this particular contractual talk. Saka can call the Emirates home and will want to keep calling it home.