City signs Porto defender, Mangala

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City signs Porto defender, Mangala international defender ,Eliaquim Mangala has joined Manchester from Porto for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said Monday.
The 23-year-old, who was part France’s squad but did not play in any games, has signed for a fee in British media be 32 pounds ($53.70 ).
“I’m delighted have added a player Eliaquim’s quality in the squad ahead the new ,” manager Manuel Pellegrini told the club’s website (
“He is already a fine player but in opinion, he has all the mental, physical, technical and tactical attributes become one Europe’s very best defenders.
“Eliaquim is a player I believe will make an immediate impact in the Premier League, thanks to physicality, reading of the game and quality the ball.”[eap_ad_2]
Mangala began career with Belgian side Standard Liege in 2008 before joining Porto in 2011 where he went to win the Portuguese championship twice.
is a top club in Europe,” Mangala said. “For me, it was an important step to leave Porto and join Manchester in order to continue progress.
“I want to win titles and I believe I can do this. I am ambitious and this is why I am here.”
Mangala is ’s sixth signing of the close and he joins former Porto teammate Fernando at the Etihad Stadium.
Champions City begin the defence of Premier League title away to Newcastle on Sunday. ([eap_ad_3]