Bukayo Saka’s rumoured transfer valuation will leave Arsenal fans furious

Arsenal fans will be left baffled after hearing of the club's rumoured transfer valuation of star youngster Bukayo Saka following reports of interest from both Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

The versatile England international has been a key player at the club since the arrival of Mikel Arteta, starting in both of their recent wins over Norwich and Burnley.

With his consistent form now attracting interest from Champions League clubs, the 20-year-old would be expected to command a huge fee should Arsenal even consider a sale.

However, reports from Italy suggest that the Gunners minimum asking price is not as high as some might expect, with Juventus and Atletico Madrid among those said to be interested.

A report from calciomercato suggests Arsenal would not be willing to talk for anything less than €50million (£42.7m) which seems low considering his young age and obvious potential.

Despite playing a key role in the early stages of the season, Arteta admitted that his player was feeling an emotional and physical toll after England's run to the final of Euro 2020.

Saka made three starts at the international tournament under Gareth Southgate, shining in wins over the Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark before coming off the bench in the final.

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The Spaniard said: "I think there are still things to improve there, but he is trying hard.

"He is another one who struggled in the final minutes.

“But it’s great that he’s able to suffer and somehow come through that and manage these difficulties and adversities during games where it is not really going for him."

Adding: "That is part of football. He had parts where he was brilliant and then he struggled and then he was brilliant again.

“That is better than being brilliant and then to struggle, struggle and struggle. So it’s part of his development and I’m really happy with him."

With Arsenal taking on AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, Saka is likely to be rested before their London derby against Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

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