Saka is expected to play a pivotal role as England hopes to end its title drought in Qatar World Cup. Read on to discover how much the young talent is worth!
England has just proved how serious a World Cup candidate they are after beating Iran 6-2, secured by goals from Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, and Marcus Rashford. Jude Bellingham's header broke the deadlock before Bukayo Saka shone with a spectacular brace that showed his best skills. Throughout the 71 minutes he was on the pitch, the Arsenal youngster ran at Iran's defense at every chance and became England's major threat with his pace and composure.
Initially perceived as a substitution for Manchester City's Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka's performance last night showed how promising a player he is, and many experts now believe Saka will play a crucial role to end England's 56-year World Cup drought.
Who is Bukayo Saka?
This is not the first time Saka made headlines with his superb performance, however, as he has consistently been Arsenal's talisman in the last three seasons.
Born on 5 September 2001, Bukayo Saka joined Arsenal's Hale End academy at the age of seven and has since been staying with the London club. His professional career started after Saka’s skills were recognized by Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal Academy's coach, and was given a contract for the Arsenal U23 team.
After his first-team debut in the 2018/2019 season, Saka has risen through the ranks and become Mikel Arteta's favorite choice at the right wing. A versatile winger, the England star is known for his pace, composure, passing, and dribbling abilities.
At the age of 21, Saka is among the youngest, yet most influential players in the English Premier League. After five seasons in England's top-flight league, Saka has played 155 games, scoring 29 goals.
This year, Saka was a dark horse to even get into the England squad. But his performance last night meant Saka could soon secure a permanent position in the Three Lions' line-up.
What is Bukayo Saka's net worth?
According to Sportsbrief, Saka's net worth is estimated to be around £1.8 million as of 2022. A majority of this wealth comes from his contract with Arsenal, which earns him a whopping salary of £3,62 million per year and a staggering $65,000 per week. He also earns from sponsorships and brand endorsements. At the moment the club’s top earners are Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey, who are said to earn around £200,000 a week each.
With his impressive net worth, Saka is the owner of a luxury white Lamborghini, which he regularly uses to get to training centers. According to Wfoot, Saka bought an enormous house in leafy Hertfordshire in November 2019 for £2.3 million - just as he turned 18.