Arsenal ready to quadruple Bukayo Saka’s wages to ward off Liverpool interest

Arsenal are reportedly ready to quadruple the wages of young star Bukayo Saka as they look to ward off interest from other Champions League clubs this summer, according to reports.

Saka has been a shining light for the Gunners this season, having netted 10 times in the Premier League and helping spearhead a young Arsenal side’s push for European football next season.

According to David Ornstein, of the Athletic, an initial conversation [about a new contract] has now taken place, during which the possibility of an improved deal at the Emirates Stadium was discussed.’

However, it is not just money that will be a major issue, apparently, with Champions League football also a key consideration. ‘Factors such as the financial package and whether or not Mikel Arteta’s men achieve Champions League football are likely to have a bearing on the process’, claims Ornstein.

Money talks?

Despite this, money certainly helps in most cases, and Saka’s may be no different as the Mirror claim that Arsenal are ready to quadruple his wages if he pens a new deal with the club, with his current earnings a “measly” (in football terms) at least) £30,000 per week.

The site, citing the Sun, also claims that getting Champions League football or not will have little bearing on the outcome of the talks, and that Mikel Arteta has told the hierarchy to do whatever it takes to keep the 20 year old Wonderkid.

‘Head of football operations Richard Garlick, will take control of discussions and has been told not to waste time or haggle with Saka or his team’, report the Mirror.

Arsenal ready to quadruple Bukayo Saka's wages to ward off Liverpool interest

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Having come through the Arsenal youth academy, Saka staying with the Gunners would be a massive show of faith in the project that they are currently trying to pull off.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 29 50 70
2 Liverpool FC 29 55 69
3 Chelsea FC 28 38 59
4 Arsenal FC 28 13 54
5 Tottenham Hotspur 29 11 51
6 Manchester United 29 8 50
7 West Ham United 30 10 48
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 5 46
9 Aston Villa 29 1 36
10 Leicester City 27 -4 36
11 Southampton FC 29 -9 35
12 Crystal Palace 29 1 34
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
14 Newcastle United 29 -17 31
15th Brentford FC 30 -14 30
16 Leeds United 30 -33 29
17 Everton FC 27 -18 25
18 Watford FC 29 -26 22
19 Burnley FC 27 -16 21
20 Norwich City 29 -45 17
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 13
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
Rafinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8

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