Montreal Impact Re-Signs Former Arsenal and Manchester City Defender Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna with Man City. Photo by Matt West/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

The Montreal Impact is obviously satisfied with the showings of Bacary Sagna in the second part of their MLS campaign since the team decided to resign the 35-year-old. According to Impact’s official press release, Sagna, who previously played for European giants Arsenal and Manchester City, inked a one-year deal.

I am very satisfied that Bacary carries on with the club,” – said Montreal’s coach Remi Garde in a statement. “He played a big role in our good second half to the season in 2018 and I am sure he will once again be an important part of the Impact in 2019.

Bacary Sagna signed with Impact over the summer, after a stint with Seria A side Benevento, and played a total of nine games. He ended up providing the team with badly needed stability in the back, helping Montreal to 5-3-1 record and adding one goal in the process.

I’m very happy to be back with the Impact for one more year,” – said Sagna in a statement. “I hope we have a good season and make it all the way.

Bacary Sagna had his breakthrough with Arsenal, where he played between 2007 and 2014, establishing himself as one of the best right backs in the world. He then made a switch to Man City, where he failed to make the same impact and only played 86 games in three years.

Sagna was also Cote de Ivory international, representing his country on two World Cups.