Shakespeare Confirms Free Agent Interest – Move Imminent?


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Bacary Sagna, the former Arsenal and Manchester City right back is on the verge of a sensational return to the Premier League, writes the Leicester Mercury.

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare admitted he was considering offering the 34-year-old a contract but that it wasn’t a high priority. With Danny Simpson already in situ, the Leicester manager is confident that his squad can handle any injuries at present.

Speaking to the media ahead of the Foxes meeting with West Bromwich Albion this weekend, Shakespeare noted that the club had spoken to Sagna “recently”. Leicester, he admitted, were “not sure of his situation” hinting that the former French international has other offers to consider.

Sagna spent nine years in England, seven of which were with Arsenal as they transitioned from Highbury to the Emirates. He built a reputation as being a buccaneering right back before moving to Manchester City on a Bosman deal in June 2014.

During his three years at the Etihad, Sagna made 85 appearances, to add to the 405 accumulated at Arsenal and Auxerre. With close to 500 appearances at club level, his experience might be invaluable for Leicester as they currently sit just above the relegation zone.

Shakespeare, it seems, is in no hurry to sign the Frenchman. Will it be a move might regret not making?