WEST HAM WANT SAGNA
Premier League side West Ham United reportedly want to bid for Bacary Sagna this summer as they hope to add more experienced players to their squad. There are several reports that Slaven Bilic wants to get Sagna and another Man City star Pablo Zabaleta as right backa Sam Byram and Alvaro Arbeloa continue to struggle.
Pep Guardiola will most likely not renew the deals of Sagna and Zabaleta as their contracts lapse this summer, meaning Bilic could get the players on a free transfer.
Guardiola is under pressure, having struggled to take Manchester City to the next level - indeed the club are languishing in 4th spot at the moment, with all the manager plaudits going to Antonio COnte and his Chelsea side who have dominated the Premier League this season.
When Guardiola first took over the demand for Man City tickets reached new heights, with the club having to set up a new waiting list for season tickets, but since the honeymoon spell ended, any fan who wants a ticket for the 2017/18 season shouldn't be disappointed.
Sky Sports reports that United would get at least one of both stars though the club is interested in both at the moments. Aside the duo, Saint Etienne’s Kevin Malcuit has been linked with the same role. Malcuit has the advantage of being able to play in defence, on the flanks and even in the attack. West Ham tried luring the Ligue 1 star but their bid in January fell through.
Zabaleta, 32, moved to England in 2008 from the La Liga. He has been a success at the Etihad but age seems to have caught up with him. He won the Premier League title in 2012 and again in 2014 with City, aside two FA Cups and a League Cup. He has played 27 times this term under Guadiola. There are rumours that he could move to China to see his career off.
Sagna on the other hand moved to the city of Manchester from London where he played for the Gunners. He helped City win the League Cup last term but he has dropped in the packing order this season. He had 25 caps as he battles Zabaleta for a shirt in the team.
West Ham have failed to make their mark in a tumultuous season despite their exploits last season. The Hammers seem to be staging a comeback next season.