Mangala completes season-long loan to Valencia

Valencia have completed the season-long loan signing of Eliaquim Mangala after the Manchester City defender arrived in Spain for a medical.

Mangala has fallen out of favour at the Etihad under new manager Pep Guardiola and had been spotted at the La Liga club’s training ground.

His wages had previously been a stumbling block to the deal being completed but negotiations have proved fruitful and Mangala has now finalised his move.