Tuesday, May 17

Arsenal ‘Ready To Offer Bukayo Saka New Long-Term Deal’

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*Teenage star set to commit himself to the club despite Liverpool and Man United interest…

Frankie Omokhua

Arsenal are close to offering Nigerian-born youngster, Bukayo Saka, a new long-term deal, according to reports.

The Gunners have been in talks over a new deal for the versatile academy product, who is one of their standout performers this season, for some time.

However, there are only a few small details that now need to be finalised before Saka’s long-term future at Arsenal is secured.

Reports say the 18-year-old appears to be ready to commit himself to the club having established himself as a first-team regular – and is even in contention to earn a spot in Coach Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2021.

While the Gunners have had a stuttering return following the Premier League’s restart earlier this month, Saka has remained as one of the few positive elements in Mikel Arteta’s team – with the Spaniard keen to tie down the Hale End academy graduate.

Saka has just a year left on his current deal worth around £3,000 per week.

However, Arteta has revealed he is confident that a deal could be struck before Arsenal’s win over Southampton.

‘The communication between the club, agents and the family has been going on for months and is very fluent,’ Arteta said.

‘The player and family knows how much trust I have in him. I think he is just showing that every week and his consistency level is getting better and better”.

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