Manchester City star having medical at La Liga side Valencia

Valencia, Aug 31: Manchester City's French defender Eliaquim Mangala is undergoing a medical at La Liga side Valencia CF ahead of a permanent transfer move to Spain.

The out of favour City star who was completely overlooked by club manager Pep Guardiola is all set to head out of the club permanently. He had joined the club in 2004 for £31.8.

Eliaquim Mangala in action for Manchester City (Image courtesy: Manchester City Twitter handle)

Mangala, 25, failed to impress Pep Guardiola since the manager's arrival at the club this summer. The club already had two star defenders Nicolas Otamendi and captain Vincent Kompany in the squad.

Guardiola made his intensions clear when he went ahead and bought English international John Stones from Everton for a record £47.5m.

Thus, finding himself way below in the pecking order of central defenders in the club the Frenchman has taken his decision of leaving the club for good and move ahead with his career. The club too did not hesitate to let go the player.

Valencia on the other hand will be greatly benefited from this move as they had sold their centre back Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal yesterday (August 30). [Arsenal complete £52m double swoop]

Eliaquim Mangala will fill in the void left by the German midfielders.

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