Arsenal star to be offered £4.1 million a year deal

With Bacary Sagna out of contract in the summer, Galatasaray have reportedly offered the defender over £4 million a year to move to Turkey at the end of the season.

Sagna has been offered a whopping £4.1 million a year after tax to join Galatasary in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Sagna, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is yet to agree a new deal at Arsenal and the Turkish giants have reportedly swooped to offer the right-back an alternative should he not agree terms with the Gunners.

The Frenchman is believed to earn around £3.6m per annum under his current deal, but Galatasaray have offered him a significant rise, as well as the comfort of a four-year contract.

If Sagna does agree terms with the Turkish club, he will work with Roberto Mancini for the first time, who will be familiar with the full-back after Manchester City's tussles with Arsenal during Mancini's Etihad reign.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however, is keen to tie the 30-year-old down to a new deal.

'That could be decided in next two weeks', Wenger told reporters about Sagna's contract talks in mid-December. 'It looks positive. It would be a great boost, of course'. It is already approaching mid-January, however, and no new deal is thought to have been signed.

Should Sagna join Galatasaray at the end of the season, he would enjoy the obvious financial benefits, while he may not have to push his ageing body as hard as he would in the EPL. The Frenchman would also enjoy Champions League football, providing Mancini's side remain in their current position: second in the Turkish Super Lig.

But a move away from north London would end a seven-year stay at the Emirates Stadium for the Frenchman, at a time when Arsenal appears to be at their strongest for some years.

If Arsenal finish the season as champions of the Premier League, of course, the 30-year-old could claim to be leaving Wenger's side on the best possible high.

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