Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala was loaned out to Valencia at the start of the season because Pep Guardiola didn’t see him in his plans.

The Spanish side have the option to make his loan deal permanent in the summer for a fee of €18m.

Valencia aren’t having the best of seasons, but Mangala has been one of their standout players. However, there have been reports that the Manchester City loanee’s wages and the transfer fee could be a financial issue for La Liga side.

The Frenchman has been speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, and as expected was asked about his future.

Mangala insists he isn’t thinking about his future right now, and will evaluate at the end of the season if it’d be possible to continue at Valencia.

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 09.20.52He said: “I do not have time to think about what’s going to happen in the summer. When the year is over, a valuation will be made and it will be seen if I have the possibility to continue or not.”

The 25-year-old added he’s following Manchester City’s season, having many friends at the club.

He added: “I watch them whenever I can. First because I already said that I like football, second because I have many friends there and also because it is one of my clubs.”

Mangala has a contract until 2019 at Manchester City, but unless Pep Guardiola changes his opinion of the player, the odds aren’t great he’ll play competitively for them again.