Man City's Eliaquim Mangala loaned to Everton for rest of season
Last Updated: 01/02/18 10:49am
Everton have completed the signing of Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala on loan for the rest of the season.
Mangala has played nine Premier League games for leaders City this season but has not featured in a league fixture since the turn of the year.
His playing time was set to be further affected by the arrival of big-money signing Aymeric Laporte on Tuesday.
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."
The 26-year-old began his career at Standard Liege and signed for City from Porto for £32m in the summer of 2014.
He had been a part of the Porto side which completed an unbeaten season in 2012-13 and only conceded 14 goals.
Mangala, who has been capped eight times by France, struggled to force his way into City's star-studded back line and was loaned out to Valencia last season where he secured a regular starting role.
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