Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna insists that his recent move to Premier League rivals Manchester City has nothing to do with the wages that he is going to receive.
The 31-year-old spent seven seasons with the north London club and has decided that it's time to move on to a new chapter in his playing career this June.
"I'm going to clear everything up because I keep reading that I did it for money and I'm greedy," he told the London Evening Standard.
"What I want to say is I stayed with Arsenal with the same contract since 2008 and I never asked for more money."
"For people who think it's for money, it's not. I just wanted to change. I needed a boost in my career and I think it was about time."
Sagna will reportedly be handed £120,000 a week at the Etihad on a free-transfer, far from the £70,000 that the Gunners had offered him, in an attempt to convince him to stay at the Emirates after his contract had run out.