Arsenal ‘ready to offer Bukayo Saka new long-term deal’juillet 1, 2020
Arsenal are close to offering Bukayo Saka a new long-term deal, according to reports.
The Gunners have been in talks over a new deal for versatile academy product Saka one of their standout performers this season, for some time.
However, there are only a few small details that now need to be finalised before Saka’s long-term future at Arsenal is secured, according to The Athletic.
Arsenal are ready to offer teenage star Bukayo Saka a new long-term contract
And the 18-year-old appears to be ready to commit himself to the club having established himself as a first-team regular – and is even in contention to earn a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2021.
While the Gunners have had a stuttering return following the Premier League’s restart earlier this month, Saka has remained as one of the few positive elements in Mikel Arteta’s team – with the Spaniard keen to tie down the Hale End academy graduate.
Saka has just a year left on his current deal worth around £3,000 per week.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta (R) is keen to keep Saka at the club and reward him with a new deal
Sportsmail revealed in February how his situation, with his contract running down, had alerted the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
However, Arteta revealed he was confident that a deal could be struck before Arsenal’s win over Southampton.
‘The communication between the club, agents and the family has been going on for months and is very fluent,’ Arteta said. ‘The player and family knows how much trust I have in him. I think he is just showing that every week and his consistency level is getting better and better.’
The Athletic have also claimed that Arsenal are plotting to strengthen their midfield with the signing of Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.
The Athletic have also claimed that Arsenal are plotting a move Atletico star Thomas Partey
The report claims that the 27-year-old Ghana international has a £45million (€50m) release clause but Arsenal are hoping to get him for a lower price.
The Gunners have had a long-standing interest in Partey, who is reportedly keen on making the move to north London.
Partey played the full 90 minutes in Atletico’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona on Tuesday night.