Alex Iwobi’s recent impressive form has resulted in the youngster signing a new long-term Arsenal deal keeping him at the club until 2021.
The Gunners have reportedly rewarded the exciting teenage winger with a renewed five-year contract worth in the region of £30,000 a week – Iwobi only recently signed his previous deal last October, worth an estimated £10,000-a-week.
The previous agreement was due to run until 2019 but the young Nigerian is now tied to the Emirates until 2021.
Arsene Wenger is evidently keen to reward the 19 year-old academy product, who has become one of the first names in the on the Arsenal team-sheet and followed up his Premier League debut goal against Everton with yet another smart finish against Watford.
It’s been a remarkable season for breakthrough talent in the Premier League; Iwobi joins the ranks alongside English starlets Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli.
But How Do Their Pay Packages Compare?
Currently one of the most exciting players in league, Alli signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal that will saw his £12,000 per week deal leap up to £25,000.
Alli was earning £3,500 per week when he signed from MK Dons on February 2nd 2015.
Despite being one of the most in-demand players of the moment, Arsenal have trumped Tottenham’s reward scheme, making Iwobi the best paid break-through youngster of the year.
A lots changed in 5 years ??? pic.twitter.com/JLyUDNbxI4
— Dele Alli (@Dele_Alli) January 12, 2016
Manchester United are reported to have rewarded teenage sensation Marcus Rashford with a new £15,000-a-week contract after his heroics against Midtjylland, Arsenal and rivals Manchester City.
Rashford, 18, was previously understood to be on £500-a-week and is completing his A-Levels in sixth form but stood to receive an astonishing 3,000 percent salary increase.
As the youngest of the break-though trio, Rashford is earning the least of all the Premier League stars, yet has experienced the most significant wage percentage increase of the 3.