Gabriel Martinelli is in line for a huge pay increase at Arsenal, as the Gunners aim to ward off interest from potential suitors, including Real Madrid.
The 18 year old was signed in the summer for £6 million from Brazilian fourth-tier side Ituano, and has made a huge impact at the Emirates, scoring 10 goals in 21 appearances, with his strike against Chelsea on Tuesday making him the first teenager to reach double figures for the club in a season since Nicolas Anelka.
Having already been described by Jurgen Klopp as the talent of a century, his form has excited interest from a number of other clubs, with Real valuing him at £50 million.
However, the Gunners have no intention of selling a player who is under contract until 2024, and are ready to treble his weekly wages to £30,000 to keen him happy and keen to continue his career in North London.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.