Clichy Happy With Sagna Purchase
Gael Clichy is very happy with Manchester City’s decision of buying Bacary Sagna.
City has recently secured the services of Sagna without paying any transfer fee. The veteran right back from France was released by his previous club Arsenal and thus, he was available on free.
Clichy and Sagna have played with each other a lot in club and in international football and they are believed to be very good mates.
Talking to the reporters yesterday about Sagna’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium, Clichy said, “It’s fantastic for me because I am very close to him. The two of us have played a number of matches alongside each other in the past and I do rate him very highly as a footballer. And the most important thing is that City has got him at zero money. It’s a huge deal for the club I must say.”
“I don’t think there are too many right backs that’ve been better than Bacary in the last few years. He offers a lot and he is also a team man. You can be rest assured as a manager that you would get 100% from him all the time. And, he has got experienced now too with the amount of football that he has played. So, the club has done a great job getting him signed. The fans would also be looking forward to his performances; that’s for sure.”
Clichy himself is also a defender, but, unlike Sagna, he plays at the left back position most of the times and thus, he would not be involved in any competition with his countryman for a place in the starting XI.
In the 7 years that Sagna spent playing at the Emirates Stadium, he featured in more than 200 league games scoring 4 times. He had only missed three league games for the Gunners last season.