Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka is yet to agree on terms on a new deal with the club but as per some rumours, the youngster is not planning to leave in the summer.
The Gunners are desperately trying to make him put pen on paper to a new contract and even Mikel Arteta has admitted that the club are in talks with the player’s representatives.
“It is a conversation we are going to have with the player, then his agent, his family — [talks] which are going to be extremely important as well — so everybody is on board,” Arteta said.
“Obviously, our desire is to keep Bukayo as long as possible, because we are really happy. He is part of our club, our DNA, he is growing, he is maturing.
“His importance in the team is unquestionable and we want to keep our best talent, that’s for sure.”
Bukayo Saka has started games against 23 different Premier League clubs during his Arsenal career so far.
He has scored or assisted against 20 of them. 🎯 pic.twitter.com/MK4Bsi5vFR
— PurelyFootball®️ (@PurelyFootball) February 22, 2022
Which clubs want to sign Bukayo Saka should he decide to leave?
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that numerous clubs are interested in signing the 20-year-old but it seems like Manchester City and Liverpool are standing at the front of the queue at the moment.
These are obviously two of the best teams in England and also in Europe so if they come calling then Bukayo Saka might just look to leave.
His current contract expires in 2024 but if Arsenal cannot make him sign a new deal soon enough then we are sure that several other clubs will come swarming in.
Will Bukayo Saka sign a new deal with Arsenal?
As per the latest news, Bukayo Saka wants to stay at the club but he is not ready to hold contract talks until the 2021/22 season comes to an end.
Bukayo Saka's really happy with his Arsenal life. He loves the club, he's only focused on race for Champions League spot and that's why new contract talks won't take place immediately. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 28, 2022
This is great news for the Arsenal manager but some experts believe the Gunners will find it really problematic to convince the winger if they fail to secure a top-four finish.
The experts think Bukayo Saka is stalling contract talks only because he wants to see if Arsenal can get back into the Champions League or not. If Arsenal finish outside of the top four then there’s every chance the 20-year-old could be playing for Manchester City or Liverpool next season.