Another Arsenal FC player set to join Manchester City
Bacary Sagna will follow in the footsteps of Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor according to latest reports
May 23rd, 2014
Arsene Wenger saw a nine-year silverware drought come to an end at Wembley last weekend, although this will be tinged by the fact that it was likely to be Bacary Sagna’s last game in an Arsenal shirt.
Sagna is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium and appears likely to leave the Gunners, with Manchester City reportedly ready to offer £120,000-a-week to snare the French right-back despite the fact that Pablo Zabaleta will take some shifting from that position.
Considering Sagna is a 31-year-old, City can hardly be said to be looking towards the future, although this transfer will see the defender follow Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal to the Etihad, with Clichy the only one of the above trio still at the club.
It appears that Sagna will sign a three-year-deal and there is the potential for Micah Richards to now leave Manchester City, with the former England international having essentially been frozen out at the club.
The Guardian also report that Porto’s Fernando could also make the switch to Manchester City for £20m, with the midfielder set to add competition for places with Yaya Toure, Fernandinho and Javi Garcia.
The Daily Telegraph report that Arsene Wenger might look to snap up James Milner as a potential replacement right-back, with the City utility player currently on World Cup duty with England.