Sagan could join Trek-Segafredo at the end of the season

Peter Sagan needs a new team for 2017 with Tinkoff looking likely to close and team Trek-Segafredo says that it is considering a deal.

“We know that Sagan is on the market,” Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena told Cycling Weekly. “The market is still open and there are still many months before we can sign athletes. For sure, he’s a big champion, a big name, and has a lot of talent. We will see.”

Guercilena’s star rider Fabian Cancellara will retire at the end of 2016. Cancellara missed the winning move at his final Flanders, but in a pursuit, he nearly closed to Sagan.

“We are interested in both [a classification rider and a new Classics rider]. We will see what will work out, it could be one or both,” Guercilena explained.

Sagan is working with former professional and agent Giovanni Lombardi. No one knows for sure, but they could be asking for €4 to 5 million or £3.2 to 4 million.

Guercilena did not comment on Sagan’s asking price, but said that he is receiving proposals year-around. “For sure [we are talking to Lombardi]. The market and agents are quite active and they propose riders 12 months a year.

“It’s clear that we’ve had some chats with him, but it’s clear that we are far from finding a solution right now.”