Valencia have completed the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old defender has returned to the La Liga club two years after spending a season on loan there, penning a two-year deal keeping him at the Mestalla until 2021.

Mangala has not played for Manchester City since a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve in 2017, and his last competitive game was for his most recent loan club, Everton, two months later before a knee injury ruled him out for the remainder of that season.