Manchester City ready to offload the French defender on loan. Crystal Palace should make a move to buy him.
The 26-year-old joined Manchester City in 2014 from Porto for around £32 million, as reported by BBC, but failed to justify his high price-tag.
He joined Valencia on loan last season, where he made a decent impression, making 30 La Liga appearances for Los Che.
However, with only a week remaining for the transfer window to slam shut, City are looking to offload him, preferably on loan, with Inter Milan interested.
With this in mind, Crystal Palace should make a move for him, even if they can't take him on loan having already brought in Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Eagles reportedly wanted Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool, but the Reds’ asking price was way too much for them.
French international Mangala looked in good shape at Valencia, and he will represent a fantastic signing for any lower mid-table club, whilst also coming at a cheaper price than Sakho.
Given that Palace have used their two loan spots, they may not be able to meet City's preferred terms, but having been frugal in the market this summer - and with City seemingly not convinced by Mangala anyway - Palace could stand to make a bid to sign Mangala permanently. The move makes sense for all parties involved, allowing Mangala to play regularly, strengthening Palace's defence and getting him off City's wage bill.