New City star slams claims he moved for money.
New Manchester City star Bacary Sagna has hit back at claims made by Arsenal fans that he only made the move to the Premier League champions for money, according to the Daily Star.
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The France right-back completed his free transfer switch to the Etihad Stadium prior to the start of the World Cup after his contract at Arsenal had expired.
He penned a three-year deal with the club, worth an estimated £140,000 per week after he turned down a two-year contract to stay with the north London outfit.
But despite insisting he was happy with Arsenal, the 31-year-old has ben made to deny claims that he left the club in order to boost his bank account.
“I’m going to clear everything up because I keep reading that I did for money and I’m greedy,” Sagna said.
“What I want to say is I stayed with Arsenal with the same contract since 2008 and I never asked for more money.
“For people who think it’s for money, it’s not. I just wanted to change. I needed a boost in my career and I think it was about time.”
Sagna, currently with France at the World Cup, admits he cannot wait to join up with his new team-mates and is relishing competing with fellow right-back Pablo Zabaleta.
“It is an exciting time for my career because I’m 31,” he added.
“I know they have a very good right-back in Zabaleta and I will have to fight to find some time on the pitch but I think we have a good team with City and we can do great.”
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