— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 2, 2013
Five word review: Revolution not evolution for Pellegrini
In: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, £30m), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina, £22m), Jésus Navas (Seville, £17m rising to £22.9m), Alvaro Negredo (Seville, £16.4m rising to £20.6m), Martin Demichelis (Atletico Madrid, £3.5m).
Out: Carlos Tévez (Juventus, £10m rising to £12m), Maicon (Roma, £3m), Denis Suarez (Barcelona, £1.3m), Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday, £350,000), Wayne Bridge (Reading, Free), Omar Elabdellaoui (Braunschwerg, Free), Vlad Marin (Juventus, Free), Ryan McGivern (Hibs, Free), Roque Santa Cruz (Malaga, Free), Kolo Touré (Liverpool, Free), Karim Rekik (PSV Eindhoven, Loan), Reece Wabara (Doncaster, Loan), Scott Sinclair (West Brom, Loan), Abdul Razak (Anzji Makhachkala, Loan), Albert Rusnak (Oldham Athletic, Loan), Harry Bunn (Sheffield United, Loan), Sani Pacheco (Alcorcon, Free), Gareth Barry (Everton, Loan).
Released: Filippo Mancini.
– Signed the quality they really needed last summer.
– Look like they’ve set up for a fresh start.
– Secured players that were targeted by their rivals.
– Got their business done early.
– Short in defence given Kompany’s injury troubles.
– Lots of new starters to gel.