Bukayo Saka has become one of the hottest young names in football but what is the Arsenal kid now worth?

Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on December 29, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s English striker Bukayo Saka during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on December 29, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)

Still only 19, Bukayo Saka has made himself a first-team starter at Arsenal.

Six goals and seven assists in 35 appearances this season tell only a fraction of the whole story. He now has more than all other Premier League teenagers combined, for instance.

Saka has entertained, thrilled and dazzled us all, a rare shining light in what has been one of the most boring Arsenal sides seen in a generation.

According to Transfermarkt, Bukayo Saka is the most valuable player who was born in 2001. They did have Mason Greenwood (£45.5m) and Rodryo (£40.5m) ahead of him until recently, but Saka has now surpassed both players.

Worldwide, Saka is now the 46th most valuable player and 19th (up from 48th in January) in the Premier League.

In terms of English players, he’s 7th (up from 14) and when it comes to left midfield he was number one –  in the world in January but he’s now been switched to right wing and is 5th.

Starting with a value of just over £6m when he arrived on the scene in September 2019, Bukayo Saka was valued at £36m in January.

This has now risen to £54m, making him the most valuable player at Arsenal and worth 20% of their total squad value according to the CIES Observatory.

You can find out how much he gets paid with his new contract here.

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