It wasn’t essentially the case that Arsenal had been joyful to promote their finest gamers to rival golf equipment in recent times, it’s simply that dangerous contract administration typically left them no selection however to simply accept what they might as a switch payment.
That does appear to be shifting in recent times as they’re being extra proactive with extending offers early, and it appears like that’s the case with Bukayo Saka as properly after the most recent report from the Daily Mail.
They affirm that he nonetheless has two years left on his deal so this won’t be a urgent matter this summer season, however time goes previous shortly and it may simply turn out to be a state of affairs the place he’s near the final yr of his deal and so they have to simply accept a below-market bid.
It’s thought that Man Metropolis are fascinated by signing the England star, however Arsenal are keen to supply him greater than double his present £70k per-week wage to be able to tie him all the way down to a brand new long-term contract.
If that occurs then it’s nice information for the Gunners because it reveals that issues are altering and so they don’t at all times have to promote their higher gamers, however there could also be an issue in that Saka desires common UCL soccer and it stays to be seen if that’s one thing that Mikel Arteta can ship.
At this stage, it’s believed that the provide has been made to Saka though he’s but to formally reply, so an imminent settlement nonetheless feels somewhat method off.