Bacary Sagna: Former Arsenal star takes up odd business venture after quitting football

Bacary Sagna: Former Arsenal star takes up odd business venture after quitting football

Rene Otinga
January 29, 2023 at 7:32 AM
  • Bacary Sagna has ventured into the business of backpacks after calling it quits on his football career
  • The Frenchman is known for his stints at Arsenal and Manchester City during his playing days, spending a decade in the Premier League
  • Sagna, now 39, has partnered with a French company to produce weightless backpacks that go for quite a hefty price

Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Bacary Sagna has taken on an odd venture after calling it quits on his football career – backpacks.

Having carried the pressure of playing in the Premier League for a decade, the Frenchman, 39, has decided it is a good idea to help people travel light through some swanky backpacks.

As reported by The Sun, Sagna has now partnered with French company Gravipack, and the move was purely a slice of serendipity.

It turns out that Sagna bumped into ounder Mohammed Errafi and after a conversation, decided to pursue the venture.

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This entailed pumping a whopping £220,000 into the store.

Now, Sagna joins a string of walking groups who show off the light weight backpacks.

Sagna appeared alongside Errafi on a French television station where he said this was “the biggest challenge of my life outside of football.”

Errafi also narrated the train encounter in 2019 and how Sagna initially could not fathom the concept.

“In November 2019, I got on a train at the same time as Bacary Sagna.” He said.
“I told him that I had invented a weightless backpack. He burst out laughing and told me I was crazy.
“I invented a product that distributes the load comfortably and relieves the back.”

Sagna in the Premier League

As a player, Sagna was regarded as one of the best right backs in the Premier League during his time.

He made 267 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals and more impressively, he was sent off only once in the league, despite the risks that come with being a defender.

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