Arsenal are ready to make Bukayo Saka one of the highest earners at the Emirates and are ready to quadruple his salary in order to tie down his future, according to reports.
The 20-year-old currently has a contract that will keep him at the club until 2023, with Arsenal able to trigger a one-year extension, and there are no huge concerns over his long-term future at this stage.
Saka only signed a new contract in 2020 but the club want to offer him fresh terms and have already opened talks with his representatives.
Now The Sun claim Arsenal’s opening offer will see him quadruple his salary, with his £30,000-a-week wages currently making him one of the lowest-paid players.
But Arsenal are ready to hand Saka a long-term £125,000-a-week deal that will catapult him into the club’s upper bracket of highest earners and reflect his status in the team.
The youngster has netted nine goals and provided five assists in 28 Premier League games this campaign, most recently netting the winner in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
Mikel Arteta is in no doubt about Saka’s importance both right now and in the future and has made a new deal for the player his number one priority ahead of the summer window.
Despite the Spaniard wanting to upgrade some positions in his team – notably striker and central midfield – Arteta has told Arsenal that securing Saka’s future is the first thing to do.
Even if Arsenal miss out on Champions League football, the terms of the contract offer will not decrease, with both Arteta and Edu urging head of football operations Richard Garlick – who will lead the renewal talks – to secure a deal without any delay.
Despite the rush to get Saka to pen fresh terms, the Gunners are not overly concerned by the prospect of another club coming in for him regardless of whether they secure fourth position or not.