Eliaquim Mangala leaves Manchester City for Valencia

Mangala leaves Manchester City

Manchester City have let go of defender Eliaquim Mangala to Valencia, the club has announced.

Eliaquim Mangala joined Manchester City from FC Porto for $A53.5 million (£30m) finishing and has finished five years with the Manchester side club.

The 28-year-old France defender has not played a first team game since February 2018. He made 79 appearances for City since his arrival from Porto in 2014 picking up a Premier League and two League Cup winners medals.

At City, Mangala was loaned to Valencia in 2016-17, where he earned 30 La Liga caps and scored twice. He made eight PL appearances for City in 2017-18.

After his spell at Valencia, Mangala joined Everton the following January but made just two appearances before suffering a serious knee injury that ruled him out for eight months.

Valencia have announced the capture of the 28-year old on a two year contract for undisclosed fee on their official website.

“The club has reached an agreement with Eliaquim Mangala,” Valencia said on their website. The agreement is pending the completion of the definitive paperwork.”

Mangala is unlikely to feature in Valencia’s La Liga opener against Real Sociedad on Saturday as he hunts match fitness.

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