Man City outcast Mangala handed contract extension

Manchester City has handed a one-year contract extension to Eliaquim Mangala despite the defender not featuring in Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans.

Mangala last played a Premier League match for City in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in December 2017.

The French centre-back was then sent on loan to Everton, where he suffered a serious knee ligament injury in his second match.

The 28-year-old has not featured for City in any competition this season but recently returned to training and the club confirmed his terms had been extended beyond June 2019 in a short statement.

“Eliaquim Mangala has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at Manchester City until 2020,” it read.

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