There is breaking news that Manchester City will not allow their 26-year-old central defender Eliaquim Mangala to leave this month, according to manager Pep Guardiola.
There was news yesterday and even today that Newcastle were in negotiations with City about getting the French center-back in on loan this month, but that’s not going to happen.
Mangala was linked with a move to Newcastle last summer, but that didn’t happen either.
Eliaquim Mangala – not coming to Newcastle
We’re not sure why it was reported we were negotiating with City about Mangala’s move when Guardiola has said that he was never looking to let Mangala leave thjis month.
That’s even though City have just signed Laporte for a whopping £57M.
Here’s a tweet from the Manchester Guardian reporter Jamie Jackson:
Mangala a “top top top” defender, “helps us a lot – he’s going to stay”, Pep says..
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) January 30, 2018
Newcastle are really scrambling at the moment as clubs below us in the table have strengthened and the one player we needed this month – a striker – has not arrived.
If we don’t get a new striker in this month, it’s complete incompetence being shown once again by the Newcastle hierarchy.
They don’t seem to have a clue, and it’s all very embarrassing.