Manchester City have signed French defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.
The French defender signed for a fee to be around £32 million. The defender was linked with Man City from the beginning of the summer. The 23 year old is Man City’s sixth signing this summer and signs on a 5 year deal.
The defender will wear the number 20 on his t-shirt and will partnership with captain Vincent Kompany.
‘City is a top club in Europe,’ Mangala said. ‘For me, it was an important step to leave Porto and join Manchester City in order to continue my progress. I want to win titles and I believe I can do this. I am ambitious and this is why I am here.
‘I’m very happy to come to England because for me, the Premier League is the best league in the world. It is a very intense and very aggressive competition. There are plenty of goals, so it is also really nice to watch and I can’t wait to get started.
‘The fact that Fernando is here is better because I played with him at Porto but there is also other players that I know like Sagna, Clichy and Nasri.’