West Ham rescuing Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City nightmare could be excellent business

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Bristol City at Etihad Stadium on January 9, 2018 in Manchester, England.

West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing the Manchester City ace.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow night.

One of the Scot's potential targets is Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, according to a report from the Sun, with a loan move for the Frenchman being mooted.

The 26-year-old has received high levels of criticism during his time in England, after moving to the Etihad from Porto in the summer of 2014, for a fee believed to be worth £32 million.

City player Eliaquim Mangala reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Manchester, England.

It could be argued that the France international has never really been given an opportunity to prove his worth, however, and he could very well still have a lot to offer at the very highest level.

The Hammers are currently in the midst of somewhat of an injury crisis in all areas of their squad, so additions in every department will surely be on Moyes' agenda.

Mangala could fit the bill perfectly at the London Stadium. He is physically strong, competent in the air, and has a lot to prove within the game.

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at Etihad Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Manchester,...

He has already earned eight international caps for France, and with the World Cup in Russia just five months away, he will surely still be harbouring an outside ambition of making Didier Deschamps' squad for Fifa's showpiece tournament.

A loan deal would be ideal for both West Ham and Man City, and if Moyes manages to get a deal for Mangala over the line, it could turn out to be a transfer of real significance, for both West Ham and the player.

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