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Arsenal: PSG in contact with William Saliba’s agent over 2023 move

Arsenal: PSG in contact with William Saliba’s agent over 2023 move -Arsenal News

The agent of Arsenal defender William Saliba is reportedly in contact with Paris Saint-Germain over a potential move to the Ligue 1 champions in 2023. 

The Lowdown: Saliba’s time at Arsenal

The north London club signed Saliba on a long-term deal from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for a fee in the region of £27m. 

After three separate loan moves away from Arsenal, the 21-year-old is currently in his first full season with the Gunners, having started all 14 of their matches in the current Premier League campaign.

Despite the Emirates Stadium faithful only now getting a real sense of the player and his capabilities, there are some rumblings going on behind the scenes which could lead to Saliba leaving Arsenal in the summer.

The Latest: Saliba’s agent in contact with PSG

According to a recent report from French media outlet Media Foot, PSG are in contact with Saliba’s representatives about the prospect of signing the defender in next summer’s transfer window.

The report adds that the centre-back feels that a potential move back to his homeland would improve his chances of playing regularly in France’s upcoming Euro 2024 campaign.

The Verdict: A worry for Arsenal

In addition to scoring two goals and providing one assist in the league this season, the Frenchman has racked up one of the highest passing accuracy percentages at the north London club (92.1%).

From a defensive point of view, Saliba has made more recoveries (120) and more tackles in the defensive third of the pitch (14) than any other player in Mikel Arteta‘s squad. In addition, only Gabriel Magalhaes (53) has made more clearances for Arsenal than the France international (39), who played just 27 minutes in the recent World Cup.

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Lauded as an “outrageous” talent by journalist Connor Humm, it’s safe to say that Saliba’s potential departure from the club next summer would be a big blow for them.

With reports in October claiming that Arsenal are looking to see the 21-year-old put pen to paper on a new contract, this should be a top priority for Edu and co.

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