The Englishman, who joined Arsenal at the age of 7, made his debut for the club in 2018 as a 17-year-old.
Saka’s ability was clear to see right from the outset and he has only got better and better as the years have gone by.
As well as being a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England side, Saka has also established himself as one of Arsenal’s most important players.
He’s been brilliant in the 2021/22 season, scoring 10 times in 33 games as Arsenal look set for a return to the Champions League.
There are doubts about Saka’s future, however.
The 20-year-old’s current contract runs out in 2023, although Arsenal do have an option to extend it by a further year.
Given Saka is one of the most talented youngsters in world football, there will be no shortage of suitors should he decide not to sign a new contract.
But Arsenal are determined to keep their star man at the club. They are so determined that, according to the Sun, they are prepared to quadruple his wages.
Saka is believed to be earning £30,000-per-week at the club. The Gunners are ready to offer him a £125,000-per-week deal, which would put him alongside the club’s highest earners.
View how his wages would compare to Arsenal’s squad below. The figures have been provided by Spotrac unless stated.
Players currently out on loan, including Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira, have not been included.
20. Emile Smith Rowe – £20,000-per-week
19. Nuno Tavares – £27,000-per-week
18. Rob Holding – £40,000-per-week
17. Eddie Nketiah – £45,000-per-week
16. Gabriel – £50,000-per-week
15. Mohamed Elneny – £52,500-per-week
14. Albert Sambi Lonkonga – £53,000-per-week (per Salary Sport)
13. Takehiro Tomyiasu – £57,000-per-week (per Salary Sport)
12. Aaron Ramsdale – £63,000-per-week (per Salary Sport)
11. Cedric Soares – £75,000-per-week
10. Martin Odegaard – £79,000-per-week (per Salary Sport)
9. Gabriel Martinelli – £90,000-per-week
=7. Granit Xhaka – £100,000-per-week
=7. Bernd Leno – £100,000-per-week
6. Kieran Tierney – £110,000-per-week
5. Ben White – £120,000-per-week
4. Bukayo Saka – £125,000-per-week* (if he signs new deal)
3. Nicolas Pepe – £140,000-per-week
2. Alexandre Lacazette – £182,000-per-week
- Thomas Partey – £200,000-per-week
Saka will become Arsenal’s fourth highest earner should he sign the £125,000-per-week offer to him.
The only players that would earn more than him are Pepe, Lacazette and Partey, with the latter earning £200,000-per-week.
Saka would be worth every penny should he sign the deal.
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He’s been brilliant for the Gunners and will only continue to get better.
Mikel Arteta is building an Arsenal side that have the potential to challenge for the Premier League title once again and Saka will no doubt be a key part of his plans.