Arsenal Player Insists on Exit Clause in New Contract – Journalist Reporta
Bukayo Saka is expected to sign a new contract with Arsenal soon, but that does not guarantee his future at the club.
Indeed, there have been rumors on social media that Saka’s contract could include a release clause.
Ben Jacobs has now addressed these rumors, and while he couldn’t confirm whether or not this is the case, he stated on The Done Deal Show that he’s always been told that Saka wants an exit clause added to his contract if the club’s project isn’t moving forward.
Jacobs shared his knowledge of the situation.
“I’ve seen a lot of rumors about a £120 million release clause floating around Twitter; is that true?”
” Jacobs was questioned.
“To be honest, I believe that is the type of thing that has been ironed out.” As I previously stated, a player will frequently attempt to insert a clause that will come in at a later time, depending on the number. If it’s a high number, it’s often pushed by the club to protect value, but if it’s a lower number and in there against the club’s wishes, it gives them a chance,” Jacobs explained.
“I honestly don’t know if this type of number or clause is set in stone.” I was always told that the player would push for clauses that allow for exits if the project was not moving forward. That could be monetary, and I’m aware of speculation around £120 million, but nothing is signed and nothing is certain. There are other options, such as a managerial change clause or a Champions League clause.”
That’s all right.
While losing Saka may be Arsenal fans’ worst nightmare, he has every right to want this type of clause in his contract.
Yes, things are going well at Arsenal right now, but remember that when Saka was coming through, the Gunners were mid-table.
When Saka was making his name, they finished eighth two years in a row, and there is bound to be concern that the club will return to that position in the not-too-distant future.
Fortunately, it appears that these exit clauses will not be activated unless things begin to deteriorate at Arsenal, which does not appear to be the case at the moment.
The equation is simple: if Arsenal continues to perform well, Saka will stay; if Arsenal falters, the winger may leave.