Bukayo Saka Agrees New Long-Term Contract With Arsenal
Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract with his boyhood club until 2027.
The 21-year-old has become an instrumental figure for the Gunners and has been rewarded for a stellar campaign with a new deal.
Saka won the Premier League Player of the Month for March. He also collected the Young Player of the Year award at the recent London Football Awards.
The forward is a nominee for the Premier League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards.
Saka became the first player to hit double-digit goals and assists in the Premier League this term. The England international has registered 13 goals and 11 assists in the league.
The winger was Arsenal’s talisman as they pushed Manchester City for the title this season. The Cityzens even had him on their transfer radar.
Saka’s previous contract was to expire at the end of next season. He has committed his future to them and is now one of their highest earners.
He will reportedly earn over £200k a week – a salary to signal his importance at the club. He has grown from strength to strength since joining the first team set-up in November 2018.
Sporting Director Edu said (via Arsenal’s official website): “It has been so enjoyable to work with everyone to extend Bukayo’s contract.
“It is a very proud moment for us all at the club, to work hard with Bukayo and experience his great journey from our academy through to our first team.
“Bukayo has now developed into one of the best young players in the game, and we’re looking forward to enjoying together this next stage of his career with us.”
After tying down Saka to a new deal, Arsenal will move to keep other players. They are trying to extend William Saliba’s contract which expires next year.
Martin Odegaard is another candidate for a contract renewal after an excellent campaign.
The Gunners will also try to prevent Reiss Nelson from walking for free at the end of this season. His contract expires on June 30, but they are trying to get him to renew.