(Daily Mail UK)-Bukayo Saka will earn close to £15million-a-season when he finally signs his new contract with Arsenal.
The Gunners attacker is emerging as one of the players of the season and underlined his emergence as one of European football’s premier footballers on Sunday with a brilliant goal in England’s 2-0 win over Ukraine.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed last month that Saka had agreed in principle a new long-term deal worth a minimum £10m-a-year.
However, sources have indicated that the true value of his deal – inclusive of bonuses and other attached payments – is closer to £15m, taking his weekly wage to around £300,000-per-week.
The contract, once signed, will make Saka the best paid player at the club and one of the biggest earners in Arsenal’s history.
The deal, however, will be short of Mesut Ozil’s previous £350,000-per- week salary at the Emirates Stadium.
The 21-year-old has become a vital player for club and country over the past 12 months.
A host of clubs, including Manchester City, have been monitoring Saka’s future given his current deal is due to expire at the end of next season.
But Saka has privately made clear that he wants to stay in north London having been convinced of the club’s direction under Arteta.
The forward is eager to start his Champions League career and barring an almighty collapse; Arsenal will qualify for the competition for the first time since the 2016-17 season. Daily Mail UK