The Lowdown: Saka’s success
It feels as though Saka has been around for ages. And with over 150 appearances made for Arsenal across a three-and-a-half year span, he has.
Yet he is still just 21-years-old, having hit a career high returns total last season aged 20.
The Latest: Pep’s dream
Having secured the medium-term future of Guardiola, Manchester City arguably carry the highest level of prestige throughout the European football landscape, offering a safe yet expressive, serial-winning platform for the game’s brightest stars.
Saka is one of those potential stars, with a report by Sami Mokbel and Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mail stating that Pep and Co are “watching developments closely” as Arsenal commence talks with the star over a new contract.
The Verdict: Mate’s rates
The acquisition of Saka would represent an esteemed transfer coup for Manchester City, who would benefit from the arrival of a fresh inverted presence like the 21-year-old.
If the unthinkable happens and Saka holds off on committing his long-term future at the Emirates, he will still have a good few years before his contract expires, so City would need to fork out a hefty fee.
If the twist is to occur, Pep will be hoping for a ‘mate’s rates’ deal with mentee Mikel Arteta, but for now, the Cityzens are monitoring form afar.
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