Sagna looks set to become the latest Gunner to head to Eastlands.
Manchester City are set to sign Bacary Sagna from Arsenal on a free transfer this summer by tempting the right-back with wages of £120,000-a-week, reports the Guardian.
The Frenchman’s current deal at the Emirates Stadium expires in a few weeks time and despite the best efforts of the Gunners to retain Sagna, negotiations fell through.
This was because the north London side were not prepared to meet the 31-year-old’s wage demands, or the length of the contract he wanted.
Whilst the club were prepared to extend Sagna’s current deal of £70,000-a-week by a further two years, the defender wanted three years and an increase to £90,000-a-week.
Now City are prepared to eclipse that by almost doubling what the France international gets paid at the moment and give him the three years that he desires.
After breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rule the Citizens have been slapped with a £49m transfer limit for the next 12 months, meaning the fact Sagna is a free agent makes him all the more of an attractive prospect.
The full-back will now compete with Pablo Zabaleta for a place on the right side of City’s defence, with Micah Richards expected to be sold to accommodate him.
Sagna will become the latest in an ever growing list of players to make the switch from the Gunners to the Etihad Stadium in recent times, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri having made the same move.
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