01 Jul Arsenal signal rising teen star Saka to long run contract
Arsenal have tied Bukayo Saka right down to a long-term contract, the membership introduced on Wednesday. Sources have instructed Football4cast it’s a four-year deal.
Saka, 18, has made 33 appearances this season, enjoying primarily down the left flank and has contributed three targets in addition to 11 assists.
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“Bukayo is a gifted and clever younger participant,” head coach Mikel Arteta instructed the membership’s web site. “He has impressed me along with his work ethic and perspective to be taught and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances.
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“I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”
Arsenal’s technical director Edu said Saka’s extension is a sign the club’s academy is proving a success in the development of young players.
“This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract,” Edu added.
“He’s making great progress and is one of a number of young players who have developed through our academy. This is so important for us as we move forward as a club.”
London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension😄📝 I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.. The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream🙏🏿❤️ God is Great !! pic.twitter.com/nS7G5nE9Pc
— Bukayo Saka (@BukayoSaka87) July 1, 2020
Saka was handed his Premier League debut by former supervisor Unai Emery in a 4-1 win in opposition to Fulham on Jan. 1, 2019.
His first senior purpose got here in a 3-Zero win at Eintracht Frankfurt within the Europa League in September final 12 months.