Manchester City transfer news: Eliaquim Mangala yet to complete £32m deal despite video emerging of him discussing move
Premier League champions playing the long game with Mangala signing
Friday 25 July 2014
Premier League champions Manchester City are still waiting to complete the signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for £32m despite footage being leaked of the player discussing a move.
The footage, uploaded onto the Manchester club's official website, featured the 23-year-old being shown around the training complex and completing a medical but has since been removed.
It is believed to have been filmed twelve days ago, before Mangala went on holiday, and features the Frenchman saying: "I am here to help the team to win titles – the league, the cup and the Champions League."
Mangala signed for his current club Porto in 2011 from Standard Liege and has since made 92 appearances for the club.
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He was finally handed his first international cap last month in France's 1-0 friendly defeat to Uruguay and was part of Didier Deschamps' World Cup squad in Brazil but did not feature.
While it remains uncertain how the clip was uploaded, with some wondering if the website was hacked, it appears to suggest that the player has his heart set on the Premier League.
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