Mangala joins Valencia on a Permanent deal

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  1. catalyst

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    Club always takes care of players when they move away too, given Mangala's injury issues the club is still being nice as is to help him sort his move without any hurdles. Don't see an issue with that
     
  2. Trautmann's Chiropractor

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    Correct. We gave him a contract extension to decrease his wages a little bit to increase the amount of clubs that could afford him and to allow us to get a minimal fee.

    Porto fucked him and us over by doing an extremely intense and thorough medical, essentially looking for a reason not to sign him. Now he’s stuck in a team where he won’t play unless we give him away for free, making the contract extension completely redundant.

    I like the way the club treats our leaving players, letting them get the move they want for a lesser fee. It helps keep them sweet and in turn keeps the good word of our club. But sometimes we can be a bit soft and end up with easily avoidable situations like this.
     
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  3. gingerprince

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    That game v Chelsea, not sure if his home debut, what a magnificent performance, thought we had signed an animal, a beast of a player.

    Unbelievable that he could be that good, that day........
     
  4. ken tali

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    Yeah,i remember that game too, he shut down Hazard like never before lol, really sad that this was the only time he performed that well...
     
  5. Coatigan

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    I never bought the widely thrown about figure of 42m. the official reported figure was 32m i think. Then someone assumed because a third party was entitled to a third of his ownership , we must have paid a third extra on top of that fee. And it made it into one article, and everyone just ran with it. The club spent all summer and the january before refusing to pay third party rights, so i doubt they'd have just coughed it up.

    Either way, lets not forget how excited everyone was back then when he signed, he was seen as the missing peice to Pellegrini's high line attacking football. In hindsight, it hasnt worked out, its easy to argue it was a mistake. But he wasnt a bad defender when we signed him, still isnt, and, he did have some memorable performances, particularly at a crucial stage of the centurions season, which effectively secured the title with an impressive run.

    At the end of the day, spare a thought for the guy as well, his career didnt work out the way he hoped either. Not having done much wrong at all if we are being fair.
     
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  6. jrb

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    It’s not really like that is it. £60mill-£70mill is big deal and drama for any club, especially with FFP. City don’t throw money about like confetti anymore. The money bit aside. He was scouted, watched, reviewed, discussed by professional staff at City. They got it badly wrong. I’m no scout, but he never once looked like a World class centre half to me. He was more like a squad player. And he didn’t even reach those levels if we are being brutally honest about him.
     
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  7. Cobwebcat

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  8. Coatigan

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    He certainly DID look like a world class center half. On a number of occasions. You can argue he wasnt value for money. You can argue over the length of his contract, he didnt live up to the potential/expectation/fee. But you can't argue he didnt have the qualities that got him noticed and signed.
     
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  9. dannyboy29

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    It happens, Look at Shevchenco, One of the best ever, went to Chelsea at flopped, Boateng looked crap at City then became one of the best in Europe. Its such a fine line at this level between good and bad. Sometimes a change in surroundings, a few poor games and a players confidence is shot.

    If it happened time and time again then it would concern me, however, When you look at Ederson, Zinchenco, Sergio, both Silva's, Yaya, KBD, Sterling, Laporte etc its very very obvious that the recruitment policy at the club is outstanding, yes there will be the odd mistake thrown in but that's life unfortunately.
     
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  10. dr mcfc is mine

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    If i won this lad at a raffle I wouldn't even collect my prize...
     

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