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Report: Bacary Sagna all-but-delivered to Manchester City

May 22, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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Standout Arsenal back Bacary Sagna is on the cusp of a mega deal to join Manchester City on a free transfer with a contract that would earn him about $230,000 per week.

The 31-year-old defender played in 48 matches this year, his most since playing 49 in 2008-09. Sagna scored five goals and added 22 assists in 8 years and 284 matches across all competitions with the Gunners.

The 39-times capped Frenchmen is in the World Cup squad this year, and would’ve been more than happy to stay in North London if his monetary desires were met.

Suffice it to say, City has surpassed those requests and now Sagna seems medical clearance away from his new club.

From The Daily Mail:

Sagna’s anger at the way his contract situation has been handled by Arsenal has played an integral role in his decision to quit the club.

Sagna, who leaves the Gunners on a free transfer, will officially join City on July 1.

His move comes after a long-running transfer saga at the Emirates Stadium that has seen Sagna reject three contract offers – all of them below his £100,000-per-week wage demands.

Sagna would fortify an already-strong back line that features names like Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov amongst others.

  1. jrocknstuff - May 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    $230,000 per year seems extremely low, no? Is it $230 K per week maybe?

  2. Greg - May 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    $230k/week to warm the bench behind Zabaleta at left back? Nice work if you can get it

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