Everton confident of landing Man City star in deadline day deal

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 8:06

Everton expect to complete the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City on Deadline Day, according to reports.

Mangala, who arrived at City from Porto in 2014 for a fee of £32million, is understood to be joining the Toffees on loan until the end of the season.

Everton have been looking to add a left-sided central defender to their squad since the summer and City are prepared to let Mangala leave after bringing in Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of £57m.

Newcastle had been strongly linked with the player, however, Sky Sports claims that Everton could make their third signing of the January window following the additions of Cenk Tosun (£27m) from Galatasaray and Theo Walcott (£20m) from Arsenal.

Mangala told Sky Sports News in November that he feared his lack of first-team involvement under Pep Guardiola could cost him his place in the France squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

The 26-year-old has made 15 only appearances for the runaway Premier League leaders in all competitions this term, mainly filling in for injured duo John Stones and Vincent Kompany.

 

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