Arsenal look destined to lose right back Bacary Sagna this summer on the free, with reports from Goal.com suggesting he is in Manchester to discuss terms ahead of a move before his World Cup preparations.
The Frenchman helped end Arsenal’s trophy drought on Saturday with another solid performance in the FA Cup final, and despite suggesting there is a possibility he will remain in north London next season, reports are heating up that he maybe closer to the exit door than we think.
The report suggests Sagna’s representatives were approached by the Premier League champions as early as Sunday, the same day he paraded the FA Cup with his current team mates, and he’s now travelled to Manchester to confirm terms ahead of a proposed medical as early as Monday.
He will reportedly receive a tasty £100,000-per-week, three-year deal plus an additional signing-on fee, blowing Arsenal’s £80,000-per-week, two-year contract that had an option for an additional year right out of the water. Quite a lucrative deal for a 31-year-old.
Further doubts have also been raised from within the Gunners camp now, with Yaya Sanogo posting a potential farewell message on Instagram.
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Thanks Bac to have helped me out this season, I would never forget Big Bro #afc #arsenalfc
Unfortunately for Arsenal it appears the experienced Frenchman, who has also added depth to centre back this season, is heading out of the door despite Saturday’s success at Wembley. His suggestions of ‘hoping to find a solution’ with the Gunners did provide a ray of hope that he would re-sign, but it appears once again Manchester City will benefit from our incompetence of tying down players.
Good luck to Bac, he’s been a fantastic servant over the past seven years and despite his potentially imminent move to City he should not be held in the same bracket as the Adebayor, Van Persie and Na$ri’s of this world! He’s given us his best years and will remain a fan favourite.
According to the Daily Star, Sagna will put pen to paper on a £140,000-a-week deal with Manchester City after completing a medical.
No official confirmation yet, but not looking good.