Arsenal star William Saliba hints at Marseille STAY and transfer return next season after successful loan spell



Posted Monday, April 18, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

ARSENAL have been dealt a major blow after William Saliba once again reiterated his desire to stay at Marseille for another season.

The 21-year-old has hinted that he could keep on at Stade Velodrome until 2023 following his hugely impressive loan spell.

Arsenal star William Saliba hints at Marseille STAY and transfer return next season after successful loan spell
William Saliba has revealed he is open to stay at Marseille for another loan spell

Saliba, who has never featured for the Gunners first team since joining from Saint-Etienne in 2019, has appeared in 44 games in all competitions this term.

His stunning form has helped Marseille reach second in the table, while he was rewarded with his France international debut in March.

Arsenal are keen to open talks with the centre-back over a contract extension with the player having just two years left on his current deal.

But his future in North London is in question after he warned Mikel Arteta earlier this month that he cannot be a bench player.

And he has now declared that there is a "chance" Arsenal could allow him to stay at Marseille when the two clubs speak soon.

He told Le Parisien: "There is always a chance. I do not hide that I am very happy in Marseille.

"I have developed, I have passed a milestone.

"If I make it into France’s squad it’s thanks to Marseille, because there is a lot of visibility.

"They are a very big club with a lot of pressure, but when you’re good there are a lot of good things that happen to you.

"We will see in May or June depending on the discussions. Today, my future, I don’t know what it is."

Speaking to L'Equipe recently, Saliba discussed his love for the Marseille fans.

He remarked: "This club and the supporters are magnificent so I want to make the most of it by the end of the season, as if I'm not going to come back.

"There are two months left, I want to savour every moment, especially at home.

"After that, we'll see. If I come back, it will be with great, great pleasure."



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