The Daily Mail is reporting that Liverpool are monitoring Bukayo Saka’s contract situation at Arsenal.
The reports starts off by saying that the Gunners are trying to get the 18-year-old to sign a new deal as they look to fend off interest from other clubs.
He has just 18 months left on his contract, which has alerted the likes of the Reds, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
Saka has burst on to the scene this year at the Emirates Stadium. He has mainly impressed in the Europa League – in four matches so far this term in that European competition, he has managed two goals and four assists, averaging three key passes and 2.3 dribbles per match. Following his performance against Qarabag, Michael Owen even likened him to Cristiano Ronaldo (BT Sport via The Sun).
He has made 10 Premier League starts as well, and it is his versatility which stands out. Arguably his best displays have come on the left wing, but he has also featured on a regular basis at left-back as well. Clearly, he can play in a number of positions on the left, which would be worth its weight in gold to Jurgen Klopp – the likes of James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, both of whom have been deployed in several different roles this term, have come in extremely handy.
The likeliest situation in which the Anfield outfit would be able to get their hands on Saka would be if his contract were to run down – in that case, he would arrive as a free agent and, as he currently earns around £3,000 per week, signing him up would not set them back a fortune in wages. By signing the likes of Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott in the previous summer transfer window, Klopp is clearly looking to plan for the future. Signing Saka would fit nicely in with that.