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Why Bukayo Saka does not have a release clause in new Arsenal deal

Details of Bukayo Saka’s new Arsenal contract have emerged over the weekend.

Arsenal confirmed on Tuesday, May 23, that Bukayo Saka had signed a new contract with the Gunners.

It was a four-year deal, which many thought was somewhat short given his age and importance to Arsenal.

Now though, details of the deal have emerged. As per the Daily Mail, Arsenal resisted requests to insert a release clause in Bukayo Saka’s new contract and instead agreed to give the England forward a shorter deal.

The compromise suits both parties, with Arsenal protecting Saka’s transfer value and the player keeping his options open should he wish to move in two years’ time, when the club will either cash in or offer him another new deal.

Saka is now on a basic wage of £200,000-a-week but that can go as high as £290,000-a-week if certain requirements are met.

Saka scored 13 and assisted 11 in the Premier League this season and Arsenal will be desperate to keep him at the Emirates for as long as possible.

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Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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