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Manchester City loanee Managala suffers long-term injury

SkySports report that Manchester City Eliaquim Managala, currently on loan at Everton, has suffered a serious long-term injury.

Managala was recruited by Everton in January to strengthen their backline, but in only his second game for the Merseyside club, was forced to leave the field in their home fixture with Crystal Palace with knee ligament damage.

Now it looks like he could be set to miss the rest of the season with Everton manager Sam Allardyce saying “that it looks like it could be long-term, which is a great shame for him and us”.

Managala joined Manchester City from Porto in August 2014, but has struggled to impress in the Premier League, and spent the 2016-2017 season on loan at Spanish club Valencia. He made 15 appearances for City this season before moving to City, mainly in the cup competitions or off the bench.

He has 8 full international caps for France, but hopes of playing his way back into contention for the World Cup have now been ended by his injury.