Arsenal close in on agreement with Bukayo Saka over new deal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Saka’s deal expires next summer (Picture: Getty)Bukayo Saka is close to penning a long-term deal with Arsenal, according to reports.The academy graduate is out of contract next year and Arsenal are eager to tie down one of their prized assets.The coronavirus pandemic forced Arsenal to shelve contract talks with their players, as the club focused on restructuring their finances amid mounting financial issues.The Athletic claim Saka was on the verge of agreeing a new deal before football was suspended and Arsenal are now on track to secure the 18-year-old’s signature.ADVERTISEMENTSaka has attracted interest from a host of rival clubs including Manchester United and Premier League leaders Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Saka’s preference is to extend his deal with Arsenal.The news will be a boost for Mikel Arteta, who is a massive fan of Saka and will surely call on the youngster in the closing stages of the season. Arsenal close in on agreement with Bukayo Saka over new deal Coral BarryWednesday 17 Jun 2020 6:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares United and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Saka (Picture: Getty)Saka has featured 18 times in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals, and was a regular during Arsenal’s Europa League run.Arteta warned off potential suitors for Saka ahead of Arsenal’s game against Manchester City.‘We are trying, as a club, to finalise the deals that are more urgent and are a priority for us,’ Arteta said on Monday.‘The ones you are talking about [Bukayo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] – they are both really important, not just for now but for the future of the club as well and if the club has something to announce, they will do it in the right moment.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father holding up talks over new Arsenal contractMORE: Bournemouth confirm Ryan Fraser has rejected contract extension amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img

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