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OFFICIAL: Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala joins Valencia on loan

Goodbye, thanks for nothing!

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The last Manchester City business of the transfer deadline day has been completed:

Eliaquim Mangala, perhaps one of the worst signings in recent memory, has been loaned out to Valencia for the season. After signing from FC Porto for £40 million, the Frenchman never did anything to justify that price tag, and was out of Pep Guardiola's plans before the Catalan manager even arrived at the club.

The 25-year-old is the replacement to Shkodran Mustafi, who left Sevilla to join Arsenal in the Premier League, and Mangala was the best available option (at least in Valencia's eyes). Mangala is the second City player loaned out to a La Liga side today, with Samir Nasri joining Sevilla for the season. The other two players loaned are Joe Hart (Torino) and Wilfried Bony (Stoke City).

Good luck, Mangala! Thanks for almost nothing!