13th June, 2014
French defender Bacary Sagna has signed a three-year deal with English champions Manchester City from Arsenal.
The 31-year old right-back, who can also play in central defence, will move to the Etihad once he has finished at the World Cup with France and join up with the squad take on their tour to America.
“Manchester City are delighted to announce that Bacary Sagna will join the club for next season. The 31-year-old full-back will complete his transfer from Arsenal on a three-year contract following the World Cup in Brazil, where he is currently on duty with the French squad,” read a statement on the City website.
“Sagna is a hugely experienced defender, having represented Arsenal 213 times since joining them from Auxerre in 2007. During that time he has picked up 41 caps for the French national side.
The statement noted that: “He will take up the vacant squad No3, the same number he wore for the Gunners.”
France are in Group E of the World Cup, alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras. They begin their World Cup campaign against Honduras on Saturday.