Manchester City fans are looking slightly stunned here in the Football Transfer Tavern as The Guardian claims that Eliaquim Mangala would prefer a move to their neighbours!
As one of our punters claims, that would be the same neighbours that finished in seventh place last season, failing to secure any European football at all – but according to our landlord, they are still Manchester United and boast serious pulling power.
FC Porto’s Mangala has previously claimed that he would prefer a move to London, thus making Chelsea the frontrunners for the player but given the Blues no longer seem keen on the defender, it seems a move to Manchester is what he will be getting.
However, it might not be the side he wants given United boss Louis van Gaal harbours concerns over the player’s temperament and attitude.
Of course, as seems obligatory for players who are looking for a move these days, Mangala has also claimed he admires both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
It seems Porto have no hope of keeping the Frenchman; well unless they buy him a really big cake which seems to work for the modern day unhappy footballer!
Manchester City fans. Would you even want a player who thinks of your club as a distant third choice destination at best? Let us know your thoughts below.
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