Report: Liverpool Table ‘Substantial Offer’ To Arsenal Defender

By on February 19, 2014

Liverpool have apparently made Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna a ‘substantial contract offer’, according to reports today.

The Frenchman’s £60,000-a-week contract expires in the summer and talks over an extension at the Emirates have stalled. Arsenal officials have so far offered Sagna a two-year deal on similar terms to what he’s on now, while the defender is holding out for a three-year contract on improved wages.

Up until now, all the interest has come from abroad with the likes of Monaco, PSG, Galatasaray and Inter Milan all though to be interested and have offered him a superior contract to what we’re prepared to give him.

However, the Daily Star are reporting today that Liverpool have now offered Sagna a ‘substantial’ contract offer. It seems the newspaper’s source is Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, but he has very little concrete information such as how much in wages the Merseysiders have supposedly offered or for how many years.

The Star also claim that Sagna has told team  mates he’s leaving Arsenal, but again there is very little evidence to back up this statement. There’s also the small point of it being an illegal approach if Liverpool have been in touch with Sagna as he’s not able to talk with clubs in England until the summer.

While the report is paper-thin, there could be some foundation to Liverpool’s interest as Sagna is an excellent right back and no doubt Brendan Rodger would like to take him to Anfield, but I really don’t see Bac leaving Arsenal to join Liverpool. If he leaves he’ll go abroad.

Arsenal officials are meant to be holding further talks with the player people later this month in the hope of finding a break-through, but the longer it drags on the more it looks like he’s off.

It will be a huge blow as he’s been a terrific servant to the club but with him now being 31, you can understand our reluctance to hand him a lucrative three-year contract, especially given his injury problems over the past couple of seasons.

I’m still hopeful we can persuade him to stay, but if he goes I’m not worried about him joining Liverpool.


  1. SaulLFC

    February 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Not sure if I believe it but I’d welcome him to Liverpool, on his day he is one of the best right backs in the league. Best of luck in the league and FA Cup you Gooners, i’d much rather have you guys win than City or Chelsea, you deserve some silverware!

    • DeanoLFC

      February 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Seriously? They deserve nothin they are a small club with hypocritical supporters, in the summer they loved the thought of Suarez joining them but after the fa cup game he’s a ‘cheating,racist,diving ****, and Sagna would be making a step up joining us a proper club but we don’t need him we’ve got Flanagan who will have the rb spot for years to come, enjoy ur hammering by bayern I can’t wait! And city will knock u out the cup when use beat the bitters across the park! Little club

      • SaulLFC

        February 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        Laughable comments, Arsenal are one of the three big clubs in the EPL, LFC and Man U being the other two. Sure some of their supporters have been quite annoying recently regarding the Suarez saga amongst other things but the same can be said about us. But Arsenal play attractive football and tend to go about things in the right way in my eyes. I’d much rather have them win something than those two monied, little clubs from London and Manchester.

        • DeanoLFC

          February 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

          Arsenal would like you to think they go about things the rite way but history tells a different story, they are a disrespectful selling club and their fans are diluded to think they are a bigger club than LFC, after ourselves city play the most attractive football in the league, they might of bought success but they don’t put £1 on the end of their bids for players that is what arsenal are about, I hope bayern demolish them tonight they won’t have Howard Webb on their side

          • James

            February 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm


            Bigger stadium, more fans worldwide, club worth twice as much as Liverpool, more attrative destination for top players…..just a few reasons why Arsenal are a bigger club than Liverpool.

  2. Gaudi

    February 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I hope this is false.sagna is crap , more suited to rugby.keep him you gooners we have better in the U21 s

  3. Buzz3210(GOONER4LIFE)

    February 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    simple its the daily star so i will take that with a massive pinch of salt

  4. feet bluebird zack

    October 19, 2014 at 8:11 am

    It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people in this particular
    topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

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