ARSENAL are ready to quadruple Bukayo Saka’s salary to reflect his status as one of their most important players.
The 20-year-old England star is currently paid a base salary of just £30,000 a week, making him one of the lowest-paid players in the Emirates.
But now the club are preparing to offer him a new weekly deal worth around £125,000 to end all speculation of a summer move.
Manager Mikel Arteta has made securing Saka’s long-term future his top priority, telling the club they must retain their current player of the year at all costs.
And that means a massive pay rise for the brilliant young winger who is now among the hottest properties in English football.
The representatives of Saka have already been informed about this arsenal are ready to sit down and negotiate a new deal once the current season is over.
His current contract, signed just 20 months ago, has two years left.
but sakeMeteoric progress over the last two seasons has forced the club to reassess its value and offer him a deal that will put him in line with the club’s other leading stars.
Saka who will join Gareth Southgate’s England Squad this week, despite sustaining a cut on his ankle along the way 1-0 win at Aston Villa on SaturdayHe is happy to wait until the end of the current campaign with frank discussions.
Like Arteta, he doesn’t want to be distracted during the season opener as Arsenal look to secure a top four finish.
However, even if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League, the terms of the proposed new deal are unlikely to be affected.
Talks are being led by Head of Football Operations Richard Garlick, who is being instructed by both Arteta and Technical Director Edu to reach a no-haggle deal.
And the club have plenty of wiggle room with their annual payroll following the massive de-cluttering carried out last year to remove Mesut Özil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and David Luiz from the payroll.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18020867/arsenal-bukayo-saka-mikel-arteta/ Arsenal have quadrupled Bukayo Saka’s salary after Arteta made securing the England star’s future his No1 priority