Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has been rated as the club’s most valuable asset by CIES Football Observatory.
The statisticians believe that the 19-year-old is worth between €120m and €150m based on their methodology. They use eight criteria to come up with the price, including the player’s age, contract duration and performances.
Saka’s valuation has certainly got fans on Twitter talking, with some supporters even debating whether the Gunners should keep hold of him:
Of he polishes his finishing, he might reach 300 million
— Babake Ivan (@IvanHezz) March 23, 2021
Sell him now before he drops value
— FARMER (@legendsilver) March 23, 2021
He's really good tbf..
— Rachit.? (@SoppyTwat22) March 23, 2021
Sell and buy at least 3 top class players with that money
— Pawan SinghA (@urbanpendu00) March 23, 2021
Don’t let Kroenke see this ?
— J (@jgreer00) March 23, 2021
— Ed Tiff (@BadKid420) March 23, 2021
— Wekesa (@iamWekesa) March 23, 2021
He deserves it
— Yun African (@Yunusafrican49) March 23, 2021
NOT FOR SALE!
— Sumit Tekwani (@SUMITTEKWANI3) March 23, 2021
No matter Saka’s value, he is an indispensable member of the first-team squad and it would be a huge surprise if Arsenal were to let him go in the next few years.
The teenager has massive potential, and there is every chance that his price could increase even further if he continues on his current career trajectory. Considering it was just over eighteen months ago that he broke into the first team, it has been a rapid rise for the player.