Bukayo Saka’s true value revealed as Arsenal star linked with shock £43m transfer
Bukayo Saka is a target for Juventus and Atletico Madrid with just under three years remaining on his Arsenal contract.
That’s according to a report from Italian news outlet Calciomercato, who say that the Serie A and Spanish clubs are interested in a move for the 20-year-old winger.
Saka has been one of the Gunners’ standout performers over the past 12 months, which has seemingly alerted Juve and Atleti, with the report stating that the north London club are open to selling the England international if they received an offer around €50million (£43million) for his services.
That price does seem very cheap, and with Saka being considered as one of the Premier League’s brightest talents, it seems very unlikely that Arsenal would sanction a move for such a low fee.
Transfermarkt values the Arsenal star at £58.5m, which is around £15m more than the reports coming out of Italy. Meanwhile, fellow football database CIES values Saka at €90m (£77m), considerably higher than Transfermarkt.
These prices do seem a more realistic value than those being quoted in Italy, but at the same time, even the higher figures might not be enough to convince Arsenal to allow perhaps their star attacker to leave the club.
Earlier this year, Mikel Arteta opened up on Saka and admitted it is “not usual” to be so good at his young age.
The Gunners boss said in January: “He’s really humble, really respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age.
“We need that leadership and he’s gaining that with his attitude and his performances.
“He’s all the time asking to train more to improve in areas that he can do better. That was certainly one, producing the final bit in the box to score or assist. He’s doing that much more often.
“If he’s able to do that with the intelligence that he has, with the work rate that he shows on the pitch and with the capacity that he has to understand the game in different positions, then he becomes a really different player.”