Arsenal man William Saliba is on the transfer wishlist of La Liga team, Atletico Madrid and they continue to monitor the impressive Frenchman. Saliba had to wait for his chance to play regularly for Arsenal after signing for them in 2019.
He spent most of the next three seasons away on loan at different clubs before returning this term.
His performances at the Emirates have been solid, which is one of the reasons Arsenal is at the top of the league table.
The club wants to keep him long-term and has offered him a contract extension.
They expect him to sign on the dotted lines and extend his time with them, but that hasn’t stopped other clubs from considering a move for him.
A report on Fichajes reveals the defender is one of the players La Liga side, Atletico is considering to bolster their squad.
The La Liga side wants to revolutionise their team and they will bolster several parts of the squad.
La Liga team believe Saliba will make their defence much more robust than it is now.
WHO IS WILLIAM SALIBA?
There’s a whole generation of footballers – especially from France – who grew up inspired by the magic of Thierry Henry. William Saliba, the only Frenchman in our first-team squad, was no exception.
Born in the north-eastern Paris suburb of Bondy in 2001, William grew up idolising the legendary Gunners forward, who would lead Arsenal out as captain five years later in 2006, in the Champions League final in the French capital, just ten kilometres or so from our No. 12’s hometown.
By then William was already football mad. He says he was inspired to take up the sport purely for his love of the game. Being able to play football full-time was all he ever wanted to do.
Still only 21, there’s no question that William has a bright future ahead of him. His experiences growing up, and during three recent loan spells have all added to the overall package, but now is the time he wants to deliver for the club. His club.