Report: Lack of first-team football could see Bacary Sagna exit Manchester City

Former Arsenal star Bacary Sagna has endured a frustrating debut campaign at the Etihad Stadium.

Former Arsenal star Bacary Sagna is said to be contemplating his position at Manchester City amid a lack of first-team opportunities, the Daily Mail report.

The French international full-back caused controversy in the summer, departing the Gunners after seven years to move to the Citizens on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract.

Following in the footsteps of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy in departing North London for the North West, Sagna’s decision to move to City was met with anger from the Gunners supporters.

However, it seems the Emirates faithful may have the last laugh as the 32-year-old’s disappointing debut season at Manuel Pellegrini’s side could see him head for the exit doors this summer.

“Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna is growing increasingly agitated at his bit-part role and may consider his future this summer. Roma are understood to be monitoring the 32-year-old's situation with a view to a possible summer switch,” the report in the Daily Mail states.

Sagna has featured just eight times in the Premier League this season as Chilean boss Pellegrini instead opts for regular fight-back Pablo Zabaleta for first-team duties.

Aside from his lack of appearances, it’s looking increasingly likely that Sagna will finish the season trophy-less as City remain five points behind Chelsea in second and are on the brink of a European exit.

The report goes on to say that Roma boss Rudi Garcia is keeping close tables on the right-back although, with two years remaining on his contract, he certainly won’t come cheap.

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