Official: Eliaquim Mangala joins Everton on loan from Manchester City

Everton have completed a late loan swoop for Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, who will spend the rest of the season at Goodison Park subject to clearance from the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has fallen further down the pecking order following the club-record signing of Aymeric Laporte, meaning Pep Guardiola now has an excess of options at centre-back.

Newcastle and Valencia also expressed interest in Mangala, but Sam Allardyce’s Everton have won the race and secured the former FC Porto man.

Speaking to Everton’s official site, Mangala said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play for Everton and I cannot wait to pull on the royal blue jersey for the first time and give my all for the supporters.”

Ohh Kevin De Bruyne! KDB is staying at Man City until 2023 – to celebrate the City Store have released a new KDB Initial T-Shirt!

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