In an exclusive update on the ongoing contract negotiations between Arsenal and their defensive warrior, William Saliba, it has been revealed that Saliba’s camp is targeting a £205,000 per week deal. They believe this figure is commensurate with Saliba’s key role in the team and his significant contributions on the pitch.
Despite the substantial increase from the previously quoted £120,000 per week offered back in january, the salary isn’t the only point of discussion. Bonuses, client fees, and image rights have surfaced as key issues in the negotiations. Particularly, image rights have been flagged as a ‘stumbling block’. As players’ off-the-field profiles continue to grow in importance, their image rights have become a critical part of contract discussions, and it seems Saliba’s case is no different.
However, despite these sticking points, there is a sense of positive optimism from both parties. It is expected that an agreement will be reached that satisfies all involved. Saliba has demonstrated his immense potential and value to the club and securing his services for the foreseeable future is a priority for Arsenal.
It’s clear that Saliba’s camp is looking for a contract that not only recognises his current contributions to the team but also reflects his future potential. As one of the top performers in the Premier League this past season, Saliba’s new contract is anticipated to match his standing in the team.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.