Bukayo Saka: Arsenal FC confirm new contract as star becomes highest-paid player


Ukayo Saka has signed a new four-year contract which makes him Arsenal’s highest-paid player.

The 21-year-old has agreed a deal worth at least £200,000 a week, which could rise to £300,000 a week with bonuses, and reflects his status as one of the Premier League’s best players .

Securing Saka’s future is a major boost for Arsenal as they seek to link the players who have brought them close to the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners have secured new deals with Gabriel Martinelli, Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel Magalhaes, are in negotiations with William Saliba and are ready to start talks with Martin Odegaard.

But Saka is their talisman, and manager Mikel Arteta says the youngster’s dedication is key to the club’s continued progress.

He said: “It’s great for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract. Retaining our best young talent is key to our continued progress and Bukayo is such an important part of our team now and for the future.

“Besides being a fantastic talent, Bukayo is a special person – we all love him and he brings credit to himself and his family for the hard work and commitment they have all put in to achieve this. level today.

“Together with our supporters, we look forward to enjoying Bukayo’s continued development with us in the years to come.”

Saka has been at Arsenal since he was eight years old and has played a key role in the title race this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions.

The England international was due to be out of contract at the end of next season and Manchester City and a host of top European clubs were monitoring his situation. But it has always been his desire to sign a new contract at a club he calls home.

“I really feel the love from my teammates, my coaches and the fans too,” Saka said this season. “I really feel loved here.”

Securing Saka is a major boost for Arsenal in the long run, while also elevating fans ahead of Sunday’s final game of the season, at home to Wolves.

Arsenal have been pushing Manchester City to close this season, but they have faded in recent weeks and taken nine points from a possible 24. City were crowned champions when Arsenal lost on Saturday and the Gunners will want to end the season on a high.

Arsenal are determined to mount another title challenge next season and are ready to back Arteta in the transfer market this summer with a spending spree that could top £200million.

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