Bacary Sagna has joined Manchester City on a free transfer from Premier League rivals Arsenal. The defender has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League champions worth £150,000-per-week - inclusive of add-ons and bonuses. As revealed exclusively by Sportsmail in May, the 31-year-old will officially join City on July 1 - ending his seven-year spell with the Gunners. In a club statement City announced their 'delight' at the capture of the defender who has won 41 caps for his country. The statement read: '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. '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. 'France are in Group E of the World Cup, alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras. They begin their World Cup campaign against Honduras on Saturday. 'Sagna will join up with his new team-mates for the first time after the end of the World Cup, when the squad take in their tour to America.' 'He will take up the vacant squad number 3, the same number he wore for the Gunners.' Sagna becomes the latest Gunner to move to City - following in the footsteps of Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy. With Clichy and Nasri still playing for the blue half of Manchester, the France international will be reunited with the duo as Manuel Pellegrini's side look to defend their league title next season. Earlier in the week, Sagna thanked Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in another clear message that he was set to quit the club. The full-back, part of France's squad at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, took to his Twitter and Instagram pages to post the lengthy message which signalled the end of his association with Arsenal.
Sagna joins Manchester City on a three-year £150,000-per-week deal after leaving Arsenal
Daily Mail | Jun 13