New Saka contract will see wages rise to £200kpw+

Bukayo Saka with the England Man of the Match award for his World Cup debut (Photo via England)

Bukayo Saka is currently under contract until 2024 with an option to extend that deal until 2025 and has been in talks with Arsenal for a while now over a bumper new deal.

The club are confident that Saka wants to sta,y so it’s just a case of ironing out the details between the two parties.

According to articles in their Wednesday editions, the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph both claim Arsenal are offering to triple Saka’s wages, moving him from the £70kpw he is currently on to something over £200kpw.

Matt Law in The Telegraph writes, “Saka’s Arsenal deal is due to expire in 2024. The club have the option to extend it for a further 12 months but that will not put off interested clubs. Arsenal will attempt to tie Saka down past 2025 with a contract worth at least £200,000 a week.”

While in the Mail, Sami Mokbel and Adrian Kajumba write, “Talks over a new long-term contract for Saka at Arsenal, which could see his £70,000-aweek deal go beyond £200,000, are ongoing, but no agreement is close.

“Boss Mikel Arteta said at the start of the season he was confident Saka, 21, would re-sign. But although talks are progressing, the fact Arsenal failed to reach a deal before the start of the World Cup could complicate things. His contract expires in 2024 but the Gunners have the option to extend it by 12 months, so there is no immediate danger. But with Saka’s profile sky-rocketing, signing him to a new deal is becoming more costly. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a huge fan and views him as a dream replacement for Raheem Sterling, who left for Chelsea earlier this year.

“Saka is happy at Arsenal, though, and sources have indicated there is a good chance of him committing his future to the club, particularly given their progress this season.”

A few months ago it was reported that Arsenal were planning on doubling Saka’s wages.

Currently, Gabriel Jesus is the highest earner at Arsenal on a reported £265,000-per-week, followed by Thomas Partey on £200,000 before we get to Ben White on £120,000.

Speaking around that time, Saka was asked if he shared Mikel Arteta’s confidence that a deal would be agreed.

“Yes, I share his confidence,” Saka answered.

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