The Spanish Almada - The Transfer Round-Up (27/07/19)
Good Evening City Fans! The boys are headed back home after a good run out against our sister club from Japan! A quiet day in transfer news, here is your roundup!
A Whole Almada Pressure
The saga involving Thiago Almada’s potential move to Manchester City does not seem like it will be coming to a peaceful conclusion. Velez Sarsfield have been constantly attempting to renew the player’s contract to get a bigger fee, and according to A Bola via Sport Witness, they have been subjecting Almada to “enormous pressure”. The Argentine will join Sporting Lisbon on a loan deal, as they and City will “both pay” his release clause of €16 million. Sarsfield manager Gabriel Heinze has spoken with Almada, but his exit from the club seems “irreversible” at this point.
Mangala Turkey Bound?
Eliaquim Mangala has been trying to find a new home for years at this point, and it seems Besiktas might attempt to make Turkey that home. According toStar Gazzete, the Super Lig side are looking to bring the French defender in on a loan deal, and discussions will continue in the coming weeks. Given Mangala’s contract situation however, City would much rather let the player leave on a free transfer, via Sport Witness. Should a deal be struck, a thorough medical would await the former Porto star.
Another Loan for an American Youngster
Erik Palmer-Brown joined Manchester City after his promising time at Sporting Kansas City FC. The club have been looking for a loan move for the American international, and he could potentially be heading to FK Austria Wien, according to Sky Sports Austria. Sporting Director Ralf Muhr said the odds of the player joining are “quite good” when he was asked earlier.
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