Mangala out: Two youths that could take supposed Valencia bound defender

According to goal.com, Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is going back to Valencia on a loan period.

The centre back last had a competitive game in February 2018. The 28-year-old moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2014 and became one of the most expensive defenders in British transfer history. However, he has struggled to impress and perform at his best at Man City, especially since Pep Guardiola came in and practically ‘ghosted’ him.

Apparently, the defender will sign a 12-month loan deal that should be finished at the end of this week. With this taking place, which young Man City starlets could step up to be more successful in the centre back position. Pep Guardiola’s side isn’t shy of options…

Joel Latibeaudiere

The 19-year-old has had contract problems before with other clubs looking to be after him. However, he’s started playing for Man City’s youth ranked teams again and is trying to stay fit. He has captained the Man City Under 18 squad and is comfortable at right-back and centre back. England has also recognised his talent as he’s been in the youth squads there too. My prediction is that he will impress elsewhere before he gets the chance to feature in Pep Guardiola’s team, although while he is in the lower ages squads, he will prove that he’s capable.

Colin Rosler

Being the son of a City legend, Uwe Rosler and named after another legend, Colin Bell, there was only one club he was ever going to play for. The 19-year-old defender described joining Manchester City as a dream come true. He has also captained youth rank teams with the blues previously and is a confident centre half. He could benefit from a loan period at another club but as his career grows, he might get a chance to pull through for the first team.