Bacary Sagna hopes for a chance to play under exciting incoming manager, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager will be in charge of Manchester City for the 2016/17 season.
And despite being a regular under Pellegrini last season, the defender has just one year left on his contract and will have to wait on Guardiola’s verdict on his future.
“I’d like to stay,” Sagna said. “Now, how it happens, we’ll see. We’ll see what [Guardiola] thinks. He is a great coach, this is exciting.
“For now, my focus is on City. But, as I said, I take things as they come.
“The first step is the Euros – then we’ll see what happens.”
Sagna made 28 appearances in the Premier League last season, having made just nine in his first year at the Etihad Stadium.
“It took me time to adapt,” the 33-year-old said, “So I worked hard. It was not easy, but there is nothing easy in England.”