Saka’s new Arsenal contract described as ‘preposterous’

Arsenal are set to pay Bukayo Saka “preposterous” wages, according to Simon Jordan.

The England international is tipped to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, reported to be worth almost £300,000 a week.

And former Crystal Palace owner Jordan has questioned whether even a player as talented as Saka is worth that much.

Speaking on Talksport, Jordan was discussing Mason Mount’s reported wage demands at Chelsea, labelling them “outlandish” and then describing as “equally preposterous” Saka’s apparent new deal.

Mount is said to be asking for around £250,000 a week to sign a new contract at Chelsea, where his current deal expires next year.

Jordan said: “His problem at Chelsea, as I understand it, with the contractual situation and a potential move away, is that there is some pretty outlandish demands coming in for a salary.

“I think they’re (Mount’s wage demands) in the mid-£200,000-plus. Therein lies some of the problem and the reason why certain teams can’t sign him and certain teams won’t.

“My understanding is that the lad wants to stay at Chelsea but that he wants the kind of salary that is prohibiting that conversation and is also prohibiting moving to other football clubs.”