Sagna currently earns £60,000 per week, but wants a three-year contract in the region of £100,000 per week, plus a £6 million signing on fee, as reported by the Daily Mail. With City, Chelsea, Galatasary, Monaco, Inter Milan all reportedly willing to hand the player the big pay rise.
Confirmation of the impending departure of the Frenchman was reportedly revealed by Arsenal’s chief executive; Ivan Gazidis, who hinted that the 31-year-old’s Exit is almost certain.
Ivan Gazidis privately revealed Sagna exit after a Q&A session with a Gunners fan club, according to one of the attendees.
One representative from the group suggests Gazidis confirmed the French full-back isn’t happy with the terms of his latest contract offer, ensuring he will move on, reported by the Mirror.
Mark Gonnella and Gazidis personally told us is that Sagna will leave the club this summer as he had a three-year contract on the table since last year with very good parameters [pay rise], but so far he does not accept them. These reports are in line with that of Wenger’s press briefing.
The club have long offered him renewed contract and have even broken their 1-year contract policy for players over the age of 30 just to please the 31-year-old Frenchman.
Chelsea who recently joined the race to land the veteran are however set to be left behind as Manchester City are set to hold talks with the Sagna’s representatives immediately after the FA Cup Final next weekend.
Should the player leave, he would join the long list of players who have left the club for a bigger payday and greater success. While all have justified their moves by winning trophies since leaving, but the lack of loyalty still remains a major dent to their profiles.