Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Soccer

Manchester City closing on Mangala

See also

Manchester City are looking to Portugal to address their depth problems at center back.

FC Porto’s Elaquim Mangala has become a major target for the title-challenging club and is said to be weighing up a £20m bid, according to the Daily Mail.

At just 23 years of age, Mangala would be considered a long-term addition to the squad and could fit in straight away next to captain Vincent Kompany.

City nearly acquired Mangala in the January window, but a deal collapsed as the window closed.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United have shown interest in the French center half who moved to Porto for £5.4m from Standard Liege. In his time there, he’s won back-to-back titles and has also featured at left back.

Mangala is also considered a major threat on set pieces.