The Trusted Essayist 📖
Yeah, double it now with trippling/quadruple it with some easy to trigger appearances bonus or whatever. Enough of a carrot for him to sign, but not enough that it'll make him unsellable if he turns into Mustafi for some reason.
Plus you can't be jumping a 21 year old £40k a week player to £250k or whatever. You've got to leave room for improved terms further down the line.
With these younger talents like Saliba and Saka we need to stop letting them get down to 1 or 1.5 years left. Bump them up a bit every 18-24 months and keep their contracts long, if we can.
I'm sure if Saliba keeps improving he'll be leaving in a few years irrespective. If a player wants to leave these days It doesn't really matter how long he's got, but a long term contract is the difference between getting £100m or £30m for him.