Manchester City defender set to leave club before end of August - report

Eliaquim Mangala

Manchester City (opens in new tab) defender Eliaquim Mangala is set to join Valencia (opens in new tab) on loan, report Goal (opens in new tab).

Mangala is not in Pep Guardiola's plans despite the departure of Vincent Kompany at the end of last season.

The Frenchman has not played a competitive game for City since February 2018 and he is keen to rebuild his career away from the Etihad Stadium.

Mangala made two appearances on loan at Everton (opens in new tab) in 2017/18, which followed another temporary spell at Valencia the season before.

And the former Porto stopper is set to rejoin los Che for the 2019/20 campaign.

Mangala is out of contract at City next June and has almost certainly played his last match for the club.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).