Telegraph: City set to open Sagna talks
- 17 May 2014 08:18
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC
If this morning’s media are to be believed then City are looking set to announce their first signing of the summer in the coming days.
Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna has reportly rejected a series of new deals at the Emirates Stadium with today’s FA Cup Final at Wembley looking likely to be the Frenchman’s final game for the Gunners.
The Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson reckons a deal to bring the defender to Manchester could be finalised as soon as next week:
“Sagna has played more games for Arsenal than any current player but has turned down a series of offers to extend his contract beyond the end of this season, including what would have been an unprecedented three-year deal for a 31-year-old.
“Arsenal have repeatedly made it clear that they are no longer prepared to increase their offer, meaning Sagna could agree a deal with City before the World Cup and conceivably even as early as next week.
“Although City have Pablo Zabaleta at right-back, Sagna would offer competition and added squad depth. As City try to comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair-Play regulations next season, the fact that he is free and could offer cover at centre-back are other attractions.”
Of course, it’s never official until you’ve read it right here on mcfc.co.uk!
“Hart, whose current deal has two years remaining, helped City win a second Premier League title in three seasons last weekend, responding well to being left out of the first team following a series of high profile errors earlier in the season.
“England midfielder James Milner will be offered terms to extend his four-year stay at City and Samir Nasri, who scored a vital goal in the final day win over West Ham but was left out of the French World Cup squad, is also expected to commit his future to the club.
“Striker Edin Dzeko is another whose future with the club could be sorted - he hit five goals in his last four appearances of the season to take his overall tally to 28 - and there is also expected to be a new contract for the versatile Aleksandar Kolarov.”
Elsewhere, if you’re an ardent follower of City’s youth teams you’ll already know what a hot prospect Jordi Hiwula is. The striker who scored on his senior debut against Al Ain in Abu Dhabi on Thursday evening has been nothing short of a goal-machine following his progression through the ranks at MCFC.
The Manchester Evening News’ Mike Keegan claims the striker has all the attributes to be a future star and has penned a great piece that’s well worth five minutes of your time this weekend.