Celtic should move for free agent Bacary Sagna

Brendan Rodger’s Celtic should consider making a move for available defender Bacary Sagna, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester City in the summer.[spacer height=”20px”]

The former Arsenal right-back would be a brilliant addition for the Scottish giants and help bolster the defensive reinforcements.[spacer height=”20px”]

Rodgers could do with another full-back in his squad and would have to rely on Sagna now that the summer transfer window has closed.[spacer height=”20px”]

According to reports from ESPN, it claimed Premier League 2015-16 champions Leicester City are lining up a move for Sagna to help provide competition for Danny Simpson.[spacer height=”20px”]

Football Weeks understands that the 34-year-old is also attracting attention from European clubs such as Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Besiktas, Torino and Bursaspor.[spacer height=”20px”]

The France international would be big coup for most clubs and Celtic should try to hijack the deal and secure his signature.[spacer height=”20px”]

The Hoops currently need another right-back in their squad as Mikael Lustig regularly switches between defensive positions, while 18-year-old Anthony Ralston is still an upcoming talent with just seven senior appearances.[spacer height=”20px”]

Celtic want to be competitive across domestic and European competitions this season, but it would be a big ask to rely on Ralston if Lustig picks up an injury.[spacer height=”20px”]

Bacary Sagna would be a brilliant addition for Rodgers that has unbelievable experience, with 267 Premier League appearances, 57 Champions League appearances and 65 international caps for France.[spacer height=”20px”]

The full-back is a well-balanced player that is defensively solid and can also push on to support the attack.[spacer height=”20px”]

Bacary Sagna made 25 appearances last season for Manchester City across all competitions, including a Champions League match against Celtic, and the Frenchman still has a good few years left in him.[spacer height=”20px”]

Sagna know-how would help improve several of the Bhoys youngsters and the pull of European football should help them wrap up a deal.[spacer height=”20px”]

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