Bacary Sagna holds Arsenal to ransom over contract

Published Add your comment

Football News

Bacary Sagna has told Arsenal to get real over their contract negotiations or face losing him to a Premier League rival, reports the Daily Star.

The Arsenal right-back is out of contract at the end of the summer and is free to leave the Emirates at the end of the season.

Sagna has been deep in contract talks with Arsenal officials for a number of weeks but the two sides are yet to come close to an agreement.

Arsenal have offered the 31-year-old a two-year deal worth around £60,000-a-week but the player himself wants significantly more to remain in north London.

A source close to the player told the Daily Star: “He will leave 100 per cent for sure unless Arsenal wake up in the next couple of months and offer him new good terms.

“It would have to be in the region of £6m (£115,000-a-week) a season on a three to four year contract, plus a signing-on fee of around £6m.

“He wants to finish his career at Arsenal as long as the board give him the right deal.”

The stakes for Arsenal of losing Sagna have been made higher with news that a number of their Premier League rivals are ready to offer him significantly better terms.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with a move and are believed to be ready to offer a contract worth £20m net.

Although Sagna's demands are high, he feels that his loyalty over the years deserves the wage rise. During his seven year stay at Arsenal he has rejected the advances of Real Madrid and Inter MIlan and now wants to see his loyalty rewarded. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League
Bacary Sagna

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again