Manchester City sign defender Mangala from Porto

Reuters| Updated: Aug 11, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

London: French defender Eliaquim Mangala has joined Manchester City from Porto for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The 23-year-old, who was part of France`s World Cup squad but did not play in any games, has signed for a fee reported in British media to be 32 million pounds ($53.70 million).

Mangala began his career with Belgian side Standard Liege in 2008 before joining Porto in 2011 where he went on to win the Portuguese championship twice.

Mangala is City`s sixth signing of the close season and he joins former Porto team mate Fernando at the Etihad Stadium.