Manchester City fans are waking up today not too impressed at the news that filtered in from Sky Sports late last night as the transfer window slammed shut with Alvaro Negredo completing a season-long loan to Valencia.
The Mestalla-based side have also agreed on an option to sign Negredo permanently should he prove a hit back in La Liga.
Not only has Micah Richards departed for the season on loan to Serie A side Fiorentina but their Spanish forward – affectionately known as ‘the Beast’ has also fled the Etihad Stadium after just one season at the club.
As one of our regulars claims, not only does this mean Manuel Pellegrini will have to face the season with only three forwards with Sergio Aguero injury prone at the best of times; they have also missed out on Radamel Falcao who joined Manchester United.
Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are set to become even more important to the Citizens now, who have actually endured a more of a modest transfer window than usual.
This time, the Citizens preferred to get their business completed early while allowing their Premier League winning team from last season to carry on with the task of retaining their title without fuss.
Manchester City fans. Will you lose out on points and goals because Negredo has now departed? Will you have to dip into the market in January to compensate for this? Let us know your thoughts below.