Loaned to Valencia at the start of the season, Eliaquim Mangala has impressed at the Spanish side despite their struggles in La Liga, with the club currently sitting in the precarious position of just six points above the relegation zone.
Their issues have not just stayed on the pitch though as the club struggle with financial difficulties and the implications of Financial Fair Play, which could see Mangala’s deal to join Valencia permanently this summer collapse.
That would be a blow for all parties involved, including selling club Manchester City, and there’s going to be months of talks ahead.
A price of €18m isn’t the only difficulty for Valencia to overcome, as they’re also unable to match Mangala’s wages- with Manchester City paying part of his contract during his loan spell, as per the agreement made last summer.
It’s unlikely that the finances will be found to complete a deal and Manchester City will have to hold further talks with Valencia to find or solution- or Mangala will return to the Citizens in the summer, most likely being placed on open market.