Down the years, Manchester City haven’t held back from spending their money, and sometimes that’s not been in their benefit.
There’s a long list of big money signings to have failed in the Premier League in recent years, and Eliaquim Mangala is among them.
The defender arrived from Porto in a £40m move back in 2014 but failed to make the grade and is allowed to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
Superdeporte cover his future today and say that it could lie in Valencia. The La Liga side are reportedly looking at the French defender to bolster their ranks.
They retain an interest in him from when he played at the club on loan in 2016 and believe he would be an excellent addition as, despite suffering with City, he impressed whilst with the Spanish club.
Initially, Valencia had been looking at Mangala’s Manchester City teammate Nicholas Otamendi, another player who’s played for them before, but he would cost too much.
As already stated, City are willing to let him go on a free because he has a year left on his current contract. Mangala would have to take a pay cut to head back to Spain.
There’s no indication if the player would want the move, although he recently posted a video of his highlights at Valencia on Twitter, hinting he may. And with City keen to get rid, nothing is stopping a move happening quickly.