Bukayo Saka commands interest from Manchester United and Liverpool
Teenage starlet Bukayo Saka has enjoyed an excellent season in an otherwise flagging Arsenal defence.
With Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinic injured, the 18-year-old has made the most of the opportunities given to him. He has gone on to make 24 appearances for the Gunners. (h/t Whoscored)
The youngster only has 18 months left on his contract. Saka has not yet committed himself to the gunners, leading to speculation that he will leave the Emirates in the summer. (h/t Express)
The youngster will let his parents and agent decide the best course for his career. He said (Athletic h/t Express),
“I just leave all that stuff to my agent and my parents. I just enjoy my football and play my football. Do I want to stay? Like I said it’s for my agent. They’re sorting it out.
“Of course I’m enjoying my football, enjoying playing under the new coach so we’ll see what happens.”
He did his rising stock no harm with a calm and assured display against Newcastle United. Saka grabbed the assist for Nicolas Pepe’s goal to complete a 4-0 rout of the magpies.
A versatile player, the youngster can play anywhere on the left flank. He is at the right age and profile to become a long-standing solution to United’s woes on the left flank.
The Red Devils have lacked a reliable player at left-back since the departure of Patrice Evra. Saka has shown the necessary promise to be the player who can grow to be just that.
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Bringing in Saka will give Brandon Williams enough competition. Since Saka is naturally a winger, he would add depth to the left-wing position as well.