Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has surfaced as a potential transfer target for big-spending French side Paris St. Germain and the London club could be tested with a January bid or in the summer.
Reports in the Daily Mail are suggesting that the French defender has refused to sign the one-year contract extension that was offered to him, and instead wants a long-term deal. The impasse has alerted PSG who are looking to prise away the defender in the winter transfer window but are not averse to waiting till the summer.
Sagna has been a constant member of the Gunners’ first-team and is considered one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, but has fallen out of the good graces of manager Arsene Wenger after he criticized the club’s transfer policy in a French magazine. Wenger was critical of Sagna’s outburst and now also has young Carl Jenkinson as cover in the right-back position.
Paris St. Germain have been big spenders in the transfer market after investment from Qatar and are consistently linked with high-profile names as the transfer window approaches. The money spending has reaped its rewards as the French club have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and are 2nd in the league. And, a move for Sagna will further their reputation as serious contenders in France and Europe.