William Saliba, the Gunner defender, has reportedly rejected an offer from Real Madrid and is now on the verge of signing a contract extension with Arsenal. The 22-year-old French player joined Arsenal in 2019. But his competitive debut for the club only came in the first Premier League game of the previous season. Saliba’s impressive performances established him as one of the top defenders in the country. Attracting attention from several European clubs, including Real Madrid. However, according to TalkSPORT, Saliba has chosen to remain at Arsenal and commit his future to the club.
Last season, William Saliba emerged as one of Arsenal’s standout performers. The 22-year-old defender formed an impressive partnership with Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of Arsenal’s defense. Contributing significantly to the team’s strong performance and prolonged presence at the top of the table. Unfortunately, Saliba’s campaign was cut short in March. When he had a season-ending injury during a match against Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium. Many consider that particular day as the turning point when Arsenal’s hopes of contending for the title gone.
Gunner target Saliba contract extension
Following the conclusion of the season, Arsenal has made it a top priority to secure an extension for William Saliba. Whose contract is due to expire at the end of the upcoming season. Several clubs from both the Premier League and abroad have expressed interest in the young defender. Among them, Real Madrid emerged as a potential suitor. Aiming to initiate discussions and potentially sign him on a pre-contract in January for a free transfer the following summer. Nevertheless, Saliba has reportedly chosen to reject Real Madrid’s advances and instead opted to sign a fresh contract with Arsenal, signaling his commitment to the club.
For Arsenal fans, the potential signing of Declan Rice from West Ham United would undoubtedly bring immense joy during this summer’s transfer window. However, equally significant news for the Gunners and their supporters revolves around William Saliba’s contract extension. Saliba, widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in the world. He is in expectation to commit his long-term future to Arsenal.
While Saliba has not signed the new contract . Numerous reports suggest that an agreement is done and will be finalized in the coming weeks. Arsenal’s decision to offer Saliba a fresh deal upon his return from injury will likely provide a significant confidence boost to the talented defender as he prepares for the upcoming season.
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