Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna keen on keeping transfer options open till summer
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is still interested in a move to Ligue 1 at the end of the season. The French right back hasn’t closed the door on moving away to Paris Saint-Germain or Monaco, although Arsenal looks hot-favorite to acquire a Champions League berth.
Bacary Sagna has been closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The France international threatened Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a threat to leave the club during the winter transfer window, but the Emirates boss somehow managed to diffuse the situation.
The 30-year-old right-back has revealed that is still very close to moving out of London. With Bacary Sagna’s contract with Arsenal edging closer towards it final year, a couple of other top notch from around Europe are also raising interest in signing the defender.
Arsene Wenger has crossed his fingers in hope that Bacary Sagna will remain loyal to the Gunners by signing a new contract this summer. However, Bacary Sagna is keen on keeping all of his options open till the last minute.
“Of course it makes me proud to read PSG are interested. They are a very attractive club,” Bacary Sagna told Le 10 Sport. “Personally I’ve not been approached by PSG. I don’t know if they have contacted my agent or if these are rumors.
“At Arsenal, in the dressing room they tease me every day telling me I will leave to play at PSG, but it is speculation. I don’t know what is going to happen.
“I could very well extend my contract here in London but equally I could leave at the end of the season. I only have one year left on my contract. We will see.
“At the moment I am fully focused on Arsenal. I don’t know what will happen this summer. I have to see the directors again regarding an extension to my contract. Monaco would be a new challenge. I don’t close any door to PSG, Monaco or Arsenal.”
If Bacary Sagna does move out of Arsenal at the end of the season, his last game under a Gunners’ jersey in the Premier League will be against Newcastle United this Sunday. Arsenal need to win this game in order to confirm their spot in the Champions League next season.
Presently, Arsenal are two points below third placed Chelsea and a point above fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea have already booked their place in the Champions League, yet Tottenham Hotspur could topple their archrivals for the fourth spot.