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Bukayo Saka is about to sign a long-term contract with Arsenal that will treble his income and make him the club’s highest-paid player.
Saka joined the North London club when he was seven years old, but his contract was set to expire in the summer of 2024, less than 15 months away.
Saka Set to Sign Lucrative Contract Extension
He is now expected to prolong his stay with the Gunners until 2028 with a new lucrative contract.
Following his disappointment at Euro 2020, where he was one of the Three Lion’s players to miss a spot kick in the penalty shootout versus Italy, the England international led the Gunners in Premier League scoring with 11 goals as they nearly missed the top four.
Saka has already surpassed that mark this season after scoring two goals in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Gunners last league fixture.
Saka has already scored 12 Premier League goals this season, establishing himself as the leading scorer in the club’s surprise title bid.
Mikel Arteta’s squad, which hasn’t finished in the top four since 2016, is flying high at the top of the table this season and are in poll position to win the title as the final run in approaches.
Saka has been instrumental in the Gunners’ recent success, scoring 13 goals and contributing 10 assists so far this season.
In December, he scored three goals for England during their run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar.
Saka to Treble Salary and Become Highest Earner at Gunners
The versatile forward presently makes £70,000 per week, but that is expected to increase to £300,000 per week, according to The Sun.
This contract would make Saka the highest-paid player at the club, topping the weekly salary of £250,000 paid to forward Gabriel Jesus, who signed in the summer from Manchester City.
The previous contract of playmaker Mesut Ozil, which was valued at £350k per week, still holds the club record for highest weekly salary. Nonetheless, this is an indication of the confidence shown in Saka by Arteta and Edu.
The contract will bind Saka to the North London club for an additional five seasons. It follows the recent extension given to Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli, which is slated to last until 2027.
Mikel Arteta’s side are still young and the club are looking to secure the future of their best talent in order to ensure the continuity of the high-flying side.
Saka’s Arsenal face into a Premier League run-in that will see them face Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea in their final 10 games.
Mikel Arteta will need everything from his young squad, led by the likes of Saka, if they are to hold on and secure a historic title victory.
The Gunners get their final fixtures under way beginning this Saturday when they host Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium and will be heavy favorites to defeat Javi Gracia’s relegation threatened side.
The Yorkshire side are likely to have several key players injured following the international break while the Gunners have reported a clean slate on the injury front.
The sides’ last tie ended in a 1-0 victory for the North London side after Saka struck in the 36th minute in what was a closely fought clash.