- Bukayo Saka to Juventus and Atletico Madrid, 20. are asked to keep an eye on
- Saka has become a key player for Mikel Arteta – playing five times this season
- As a result, Arsenal will not let him leave the club for less than £43 million.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid are reportedly eyeing Bukayo Saka and are expected to make a move for the Arsenal winger this season.
Saka has become a key player for Mikel Arteta – having made five Premier League appearances and four starts so far in this tenure. The 20-year-old was also instrumental in helping England reach the final of Euro 2020 this summer.
As a result, Arsenal will be reluctant to see their rising star leave the club this season and will therefore put a hefty price tag on their name to deter any potential suitors.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid are said to be eyeing 20-year-old Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka
According to football marketJuventus is keeping an eye on the Arsenal winger. However, he will face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid – who are also interested in Saka’s services.
Arsenal – who are fully aware of the growing interest in their youth – will not allow Saka to leave the club for less than £43million, according to reports.
This is because he has established himself as one of the Gunners’ star players since Arteta took over at the Emirates in December 2019.
Saka – who signed a new four-year contract in July last year – also forced himself into Gareth Southgate’s thinking for Euro 2020 after an excellent season with Arsenal.
They are considering making a possible transfer in one fell swoop for the England international
Saka has become a key player for Mikel Arteta and played a fundamental role in helping England reach the final of Euro 2020 this summer (above).
The 20-year-old scored seven goals and recorded 10 assists for the Gunners. After that, he became one of the stars of the European Championship this summer.
However, he later received hateful racist messages when he, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford did not score from the spot in a heart-wrenching penalty shoot-out defeat against Italy in the final.
Saka has since returned to the Premier League – playing a full 90 minutes in their 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.
Arteta said he felt like Saka was struggling in the final minutes of the game and admitted there were some areas of his game he would like to improve on.
The Gunners boss said, ‘Well, he hasn’t prepared too much physically. ‘I think there are still things to improve, but he is working hard. He is another one who struggled in the last minutes.
Arsenal boss Arteta still admits there are some areas of Saka’s game that he needs to improve
‘But it’s great that he is able to suffer and somehow come through and manage these difficulties and adversities during the course of the game where it’s not really going for him.
‘It’s part of football. He had parts where he was brilliant and then he struggled and then he was brilliant again.
‘It’s better than being talented and then struggle, struggle and struggle. So it is part of his development and I am really happy with him.
Arsenal return to action against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.