The City boys have been nattering down in the Tavern today about how far Man City have come since the change in ownership 8 years ago. The barman was keen to point out that success didn’t really arrive until about 5 years ago, and it got all the punters discussing the many different transfers from over the years.
Manchester City has been fully owned by Sheikh Mansour since September 2008, who has brought incredible wealth to the blue side of Manchester.
Since then City fans have seen the most successful period in their history – winning the Premier League and League cup twice, whilst also lifting the FA Cup in 2011.
There are very few City fans in the Tavern who would argue this would have been possible without Mansour’s wealth, with the owner investing millions to make sure the club is one of the most competitive in English football.
However there have been a few hits and misses on the transfer front along the way. Our landlord has pointed out the big money signings of Robinho, Jo and Tal Ben-Haim as particular examples of this.
Money hasn’t always been spent wisely, with those three players sticking out as particularly wasteful.
Over the past 5 years though, City seem to have spent more effectively – which appears to correlate with the amount of trophies that have been won.
After much deliberation; the pints have been put down, and the pens picked up…here is our three man shortlist of City’s most successful signings over the past 5 years. Agreed?
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