Manchester City, according to the reports, has registered their interest in Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka. The 20 year old also had an outstanding season for the Emirates Stadium outfit in the recently concluded campaign.
The England international ended the 2021 – 2022 campaign as The Gunners leading goalscorer. He scored a total of 12 goals out of which 11 of them came in 38 Premier League matches. However, inspite of his impressive outings, Mikel Arteta’s young guns missed out on the 4th spot. They finished 5th behind their bitter North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs who will play Champions League next season.
The youngster is under contract at his boyhood club until 2024. This means he already entered the last 2 years of it and other clubs will monitor the situation to lure him as well. Though we expect Mikel Arteta and the Gunners management to sit and work on a new deal to protect their future prospect.
However, there is a fear looming over the head that the ‘Starboy’ might end his spell for the North London club and look to play for a regular Champions League side. This is because of the club’s repeated failure to qualify for the coveted tournament.
Manchester City to make a move this summer?
According to previous reports, Saka asked to insert a release clause in his next contract, a rarity in English football. At that time, reports linked Saka heavily to a Liverpool switch, with Klopp being a long admirer of the starlet.
Now, the reigning Premier League champions are also aware of Saka’s present situation. They might pounce on even the slightest of chances to persuade for a move away to the Etihad Stadium. Daily Mail claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side are closely monitoring future developments. The report also stated that ‘City are not expected to pursue a move for the versatile Englishman in the upcoming transfer window, but optimism has grown over a future transfer following Arsenal’s fifth-placed finish in the top flight.’
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