Clubs are reportedly beginning to approach Bukayo Saka over a potential transfer with interesting in the youngster growing. However, Arsenal are confident of keeping him.
Transfer Interest for Bukayo Saka Is High
Arsenal Want to Build Around Saka for the Future
First emerging under Unai Emery in 2019, Saka is now improving and playing in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side. Last season, the England international played 46 times for Arsenal. The transfer interest surrounding Saka is a testament to his potential, but Arsenal are confident that he will stay.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Saka is on the radar of many clubs. Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano explained the situation: “Some clubs are starting to approach Bukayo Saka, Arsenal consider him untouchable.” Romano also believes that Arsenal will build around Saka for years to come.
Saka signed a contract in 2020 that will see him stay with the club until 2024. This long-term deal gives Arsenal the upper hand in any transfer negotiations. Upon signing the deal, Mikel Arteta said: “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances. I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”
Saka Remains in Southgate’s Plans
Saka is an incredible talent that played his part in getting England to a European Championship final. However, Saka did not shine as bright as others on the team. In truth, he struggled to display his potential, often looking raw and inexperienced. It was likely the pressure of an international tournament that got the better of him. But there is no shame in buckling under pressure, and the Euro 2020 tournament was a learning experience for the young man.
Saka missing a penalty in the final sadly brought the worst out of some fans. Social media abuse is all too common and Saka felt the brunt of it. Dealing with disgraceful racist abuse, real fans rallied to the youngster’s. Showing maturity beyond his years, Saka spoke out about this abuse: “To the social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: I don’t want any child or adult to receive the hateful and hurtful messages that me, Marcus and Jadon have received.”
The stars are the limit for Arsenal’s biggest asset.
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