Exclusive: Free agent Bacary Sagna wanted by Midlands duo

Following his performances in Serie A in recent months, former Manchester City and Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is being chased by a host of clubs, including Premier League new boys Wolverhampton Wanderers and promotion chasing Aston Villa.

What’s the story

The Frenchman, who starred in Benevento’s recent win at the San Siro against AC Milan and whose last minute goal rescued a point for his side at the weekend against Udinese is seen by both clubs  as the man to help marshal their defence upon a return to England’s top flight.

The vastly experienced French international right back, is available on a free transfer this summer and his knowledge of the Premier League could prove invaluable to any newly promoted side.

Sagna is also being courted by La Liga outfit Villarreal and French giants Marseilles, both of whom made attempts to sign him last summer.

Can Sagna have an impact in the Premier League again?

Absolutely. The 35-year-old is vastly experienced in the Premier League, having made over 260 top-flight appearances for Arsenal and Manchester City combined.

The right-back has proven in Italy with Benevento that he can still play at the highest level, with a number of influential performances in Serie A, and would add experience and world class ability to whichever club can secure his signature this summer.