Manchester City has confirmed the signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for a undisclosed fee.
Mangala is City’s 6th signing of the season following the singings of Bacary Sagna, Bruno Zuculini, Willy Caballero, Frank Lampard and Mangala’s former Porto team mate Fernando.
Following his signing the 23 year old told the club website “City is a top club in Europe. For me, it was an important step to leave Porto and join Manchester City in order to continue my progress.
“I want to win titles and I believe I can do this. I am ambitious and this is why I am here.
“I’m very happy to come to England because, for me, the Premier League is the best league in the world.
“It is a very intense and very aggressive competition. There are plenty of goals, so it is also really nice to watch and I can’t wait to get started.
“The fact that Fernando is here is better because I played with him at Porto but there is also other players that I know like Sagna, (Gael) Clichy and (Samir) Nasri.”