Bukayo Saka, an Arsenal attacker, is in contract talks with the team.
The club has a one-year option on the 21-year-current old’s contract, which has 18 months left on it.
Saka, who currently earns about £70,000 per week, is poised for a significant raise, and his worth is rising as a result of his exceptional performances for both club and country.
He might practically increase his income to £200,000 per week as Arsenal looks to lock him down for the long term, making him one of the club’s highest earners.
Saka is in high demand, and Arsenal worry that not locking him down before the World Cup will only result in them having to pay a higher price.
The biggest clubs in Europe are keeping an eye on the situation.
In addition to being England’s Player of the Year and scoring twice against Iran, Saka also contributed significantly to Arsenal’s ascent to the top of the Premier League.
There would be no shortage of interested parties, and by getting selected for Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup team, he is demonstrating his abilities on the highest platform.
Arsenal is still confident that they will reach a deal, although it might end up costing more.
Gabriel Martinelli’s contract, which is in its final two years as is the contract for France’s William Saliba, was cleverly given a two-year option by Arsenal during contract negotiations.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of the Arsenal, is now keen to sign the team’s top prospects, and Edu, the transfer chief, has engaged in extensive discussions with each of them.
However, the fact that they were not finished before the World Cup presents a distinct danger.
The other two will be keenly monitoring Saka’s discussions, they will want to reward Saka, Martinelli, and Saliba.
His two goals against Iran just raised his value, and any more goals he scores throughout this World Cup might skyrocket his popularity.
After missing a penalty at Euro 2020 and receiving racist abuse as a result, Saka has had a difficult road.
However, he was unable to hide his joy at scoring on football’s biggest stage.