Bacary Sagna is seriously considering his future at Manchester City, less than a year after quitting Arsenal to sign a lucrative three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.
The Daily Mirror reports how the France international has grown increasingly frustrated by his lack of regular action in Manuel Pellegrini's line-up, having been forced to settle for a bit-part role behind preferred right-back Pablo Zabaleta.
Restricted to just 12 starts for the Citizens in all competitions in 2014/15, Sagna's spell on the fringes of the first-team has prompted him to weigh up his options, and that could result in a swift departure after just one full season with the club.
AS Roma are one of the sides reportedly interested in acquiring the 32-year-old's signature, as Rudi Garcia is ready to offer the Frenchman an escape-route from the Premier League champions, where Sagna can attempt to revive his career at Stadio Olimpico.
A move to Italy could see the former Gunner link up with a couple of Arsene Wenger's other old players as Ashley Cole and Gervinho are both enjoying successful stints in the Eternal City.
Sagna would need to take a significant cut to the £140,000-a-week wages he's currently earning at Manchester City, but the opportunity to secure regular action might be enough to convince him his future would be better served with the Giallorossi.
He justified his decision to end his seven-year spell with Arsenal by declaring a desire to win more trophies, after winning just one solitary FA Cup in his final campaign in north London.
However, City could well finish the current season empty handed with their Champions League participation hanging by a thread after losing their last-16 first leg clash against Barcelona, and will a five-point gap between themselves and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.
Football fans: Did Bacary Sagna make a mistake quitting Arsenal last summer? Should he push for a move away from Manchester City or stay and fight for his place in the team? Share your thoughts below...
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