Rumour: Bacary Sagna signs a three-year deal with Manchester City
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has agreed to a three-year deal with Manchester City thus ending his seven years of stay at the Emirates, reports French newspaper L’Equipe.
The French defender will be out-of-contract by June 30, after he rejected a two-year extension that boss Arsene Wenger had offered to him.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal’s unwillingless to improve Sagna’s £80,000-a-week contract was one of the main reasons behind the 31-year-old’s departure from the North London club. City, on the other hand, are said to have given Sagna a three-year deal which will allow him to earn £150,000-a-week, almost double of what he was earning at Arsenal.
Bacary Sagna will sign a £140,000-a-week deal with Manchester City after completing a medical with the champions. (Source: Daily Star)— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) May 21, 2014
He had joined Arsenal from Aurexxe back in 2007, and was selected for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on two occassions, 2007-08 and 2010-11.
Toulouse’s Serge Aurier, aged 21, is heavily tipped to replace Sagna at the club.