Aleksandar Kolarov signs new contract: Left back pens three-year deal with Manchester City
Serbian defender, 28, happy to agree deal at a club he calls 'home'
Aleksandar Kolarov has signed a deal to keep him at Manchester City for three more years, on the same day the club announced the arrival of Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
The left back, 28, enjoyed the best season of his City career last term, making 30 Premier League appearances and flourishing under Manuel Pellegrini as the club lifted the title.
"I will give to this club probably the best stages of my football career and I am very happy that I continue with this club which feels now like my home," Kolarov told the City website.
"Last season I played a lot and I proved to people in the club that they can believe in me and the result was that I was offered a new contract and I was happy to sign."
Kolarov, who made just 11 starts under Roberto Mancini the previous season, added: "When we won two trophies last season [the league and Capital One Cup], I was happy with what we did and it’s good for the club and for me that we are here now."
The club later announced the arrival of France defender Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal.
The 31-year-old joined Arsenal in 2007, and made 284 appearances for the north London side.
Having finally ended his wait for a first trophy with Arsenal in last month’s FA Cup final victory over Hull, the club hoped that they could strike a late agreement with Sagna that would see him remain at the Emirates.
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