UNSURE FUTURE OF BACARY SAGNA
There are clouds over the future of Bacary Sagna at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola resumes. The coach has not made a formal statement regarding the future of players that are in the club, leaving players like Sagna in the dark over their future.
The defender is away now on international duty for the European Championship in his home country. The Frenchman still has a year left on his contract and with the number of changes expected at the club, the future of the player does not look bright.
The former Gunners right back seems very calm about the situation. When asked the 33-year old said: “I'd like to stay. Now, how it happens, we'll see. We'll see what he (Guardiola) thinks. He is a great coach and this is exciting. "For now, my focus is on City. But, as I said, I take things as they come. The first step is the Euros, then we'll see what happens."
The Spaniard will take over the helm of affairs ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign with the task of securing the English Premier League title and getting to at least the semis in the UEFA Champions League.
With such tasks and huge competition in Jose Mourinho at Manchester United who would be heavily gunning at winning the Premier League as the club are not in the Champions League. The latest StanJames betting has it pitched like a play-off between City and United as to who will win the title, with Chelsea and Arsenal pretty much written off by most pundits.
There’s also Anthonio Conte joining Chelsea fighting for the Premier League glory and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool. Guardiola will be looking at setting up an elite team and Sagna’s name might not be on it with his age being another disadvantage.
Sagna made just nine appearances in his first year but had 28 in the Premier League last season. Though he wasn’t as defensive as Otamendi or even Clichy, he was able to pull three assists and attacked more. He had a pretty good season and could buy time for Guardiola to settle at the club but his future still remains in the clouds.