Noel Whelan insists that Bukayo Saka will not sign a new deal with Arsenal this summer, but if he does, a release clause should be inserted.
Saka has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top players, and possibly Arsenal’s most essential. In recent seasons, the attacker has put in some excellent performances for both the Gunners and the England national side.
He continues to improve, although his contract with the Gunners ends at the end of the 2023/2024 season. With just over a year left on his contract, Arsenal is sure he will extend his stay.
Whelan, on the other hand, believes the Euro 2020 finalist will want to return to the top four before committing his long-term future to Arsenal.
Speaking to football insider, this is what he said:
I’d be very surprised if he signs a new contract this summer, If he does, there’s got to be a release clause in that deal – and it will be for a hefty sum of money.
You’re probably looking at the £90-100million mark for a player of Saka’s ability and age – he’s so important. Not just to Arsenal, but to the England side too.
There’s got to be something in place if Arsenal don’t qualify again for the Champions League.