Arsenal making progress on Bukayo Saka contract talks amid Man Utd & Liverpool interest

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka
Youngster Saka has Arsenal fans going crazy over him (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal are in a hurry to get 18-year-old wonderkid Bukayo Saka to sign a new five-year deal, according to reports.

The England youth international has impressed in his debut season for the north London club, with his seven assists in all competitions.

Saka produced a dazzling piece of skill to set up Nicolas Pepe for Arsenal’s second goal in their 4-0 win against Newcastle United on Sunday and earned the man of the match award.

The versatile winger has only 18 month remaining on his current deal. and reports last weke claimed that the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are both preparing to snap up the teenager if he becomes available.

But, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic, Arsenal executives are pushing hard to ensure Saka commits his long-term future to the north London club.


Saka is still on the first professional contract he signed when transitioning from the Under-23’s squad in September 2018, earning him a reported £3000-a-week.

The rumoured interest has urged Arsenal chiefs Huss Fahmy, Raul Sanllehi and Edu Gaspar to move quickly.

According to the report, an agreement with the winger is not imminent, but the process is moving along quickly, with more talks due to take place this week.

Although naturally a forward player, Saka has been filling in at left-back. After Sunday’s victory, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta praised his confidence on the ball.

The Spaniard told Sky Sports: ‘He takes responsibility, he takes risks in the final third. He is a player who wants to make an impact, he has courage.’

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