EPL: Arsenal To Make Saka Club’s Highest-Paid Player
English Premier League club, Arsenal, is reportedly on the verge of making its star player, Bukayo Saka, the highest-paid player at the Emirates Stadium.
Naija News understands that the 21-year-old English professional player presently earns a weekly wage of £70,000.
Reports, according to Daily Mail, however, revealed that Saka is on the verge of signing a contract worth a cool £ 300,000 per week at Arsenal.
Saka’s present contract with Arsenal was due to expire in the summer of 2024. The club is, however, hopeful the winger will sign a new long-term contract that will keep him till 2028.
With the deal, he is expected to earn four times his current salary and become the Gunners’ highest-paid player.
The development is expected to make Saka the joint-ninth highest-paid player in the Premier League when he officially puts pen to paper.
Saka has played a pivotal role as the Gunners occupy the top spot in the Premier League with 10 games remaining.
He has started every match for Arsenal in England’s top tier this season, scoring an impressive 12 goals and recording 11 assists.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa Equals Zidane’s Record, Beats Lampard, VieraAhmed Musa
Meanwhile, Nigerian professional footballer, Ahmed Musa, has made history for himself after equalling France Zinedine Zidane’s most-capped player record.
Records have it that Zidane and German’s Jurgen Klinsmann, and England’s Tim Cahill are the only players to have recorded 108 national caps.
However, Super Eagles’ Musa became the most capped Nigerian player on Monday, March 27, 2023, after his appearance in the second leg of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea-Bissau, Naija News understands.
The 30-year-old player has now surpassed the likes of Patrick Vieira, who had 107 international caps for France and Frank Lampard’s 106 caps for the Three Lions of England.
Recall that yesterday, the Nigerian national team defeated the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau 1-0 at the Estadio 24 de Setembro.
Musa, who made his Eagles debut in 2010, was also part of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning side. Last evening’s match recorded Musa’s 108 caps, setting a new record for Nigeria.
Naija News understands that the Nigerian forward has scored 16 goals for the national team since his debut. He is Nigeria’s highest scorer in the World Cup with four goals.
He also has 92 club goals and 65 assists.