Sagna Hits Back At Critics
Bacary Sagna has hit back at critics, especially Arsene Wenger, who have questioned his motive behind the mega money move to Manchester City. Sagna recently joined Manchester City on a three-year contract worth around £ 150,000 per week. He is believed to be one of the highest earning defenders in the Premier League after this new contract. City decided to offer the Frenchman such a huge contract despite the player having crossed 30 years of age. This is primarily because he was available on a free transfer after deciding to leave Arsenal following six years at the Emirates.
Sagna came to the Premier league from Auxerre in 2007 and established himself as one of the important right backs in the Premier League. Even though he has suffered some crucial injuries during this period, Sagna has always come back to reclaim his first-team spot at Arsenal. Wenger recently suggested that there may have been issues of tapping up after Sagna’s move to City was leaked several months ago. According to FIFA rules, a player in the last six months of his contract is free to talk with clubs abroad. Sagna, though, has confirmed that there is no case of tapping up and money was not the motivating factor in joining City.
“All I will say is that I was at Arsenal for a number of a years. I have always been straight. I have always given the maximum, even when I came back from injury and was not fully fit, I always played. I don’t know why he said this. I have been fair because I’ve respected my contract. I spent six years on the same contract and never went to the boss’ office to ask for more, but that’s life. It’s not about the money. Can you find one player in Europe who stayed six years on the same contract?” said Sagna.