Former Arsenal, Man City star joins Serie A’s bottom club

Date published: Saturday 3rd February 2018 11:33 - Rob McCarthy

Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has joined Serie A’s bottom team, Benevento, for the rest of the season.

The 34-year-old ex-France international’s deal includes an option for a further year.

A statement on the club’s website on Saturday read: “This morning, at the Caravaggio Sporting Village in Naples, an agreement was reached between Benevento Calcio and footballer Bacary Sagna.

“In the presence of president Oreste Vigorito, the French defender of Senegalese origins signed a contract that binds him to the Giallorossi club until June 30. The deal includes the option for the extension until June 30, 2019. Bacary Sagna will be available to coach Roberto De Zerbi from next week.”

Sagna, who won 65 caps for Les Bleus, has been without a club since leaving Manchester City last summer.

Benevento prop up the rest in Serie A, having collected just seven points from their first 22 games.


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