Valencia turn down chance to sign Manchester City player, may negotiate new deal – City Watch

City Watch

Valencia have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala after a loan spell at the club.

Plaza Deportiva report that an option-to-buy clause in his loan deal has now expired and Valencia haven’t activated it, meaning the 26-year-old will return to Manchester in the summer.

It’s no secret that Valencia lack funds and they believe €20 million was a price tag they couldn’t justify paying at the moment, but they may go back and negotiate a new and cheaper deal for the Frenchman.

However, there are a number of other clubs interested in his services and it’s unlikely that Manchester City will lower their price tag, which could see Eliaquim Mangala playing his football elsewhere next season.

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