Manchester City - The best transfers in the Premier League?

It has been a busy summer at the Etihad, with Manchester City making four high profile additions and appointing a new manager.

Players signed: Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina)

Players/positions needed: Manuel Pellegrini could look at bringing in a centre-back to add some extra cover, but Manchester City have quality in depth all over the pitch. 

Players missed out on: Isco chose to go to Real Madrid rather than link up with former manager Pellegrini, and Edinson Cavani opted to go to PSG rather than the Premier League, but generally City have hit their targets.

Possible outgoings: Gareth Barry has been linked with several sides, and Scott Sinclair could still try and move to find regular first team football. Edin Dzeko now looks likely to stay after recently being praised by new manager Pellegrini.

Budget remaining? They have already spent nearly £100million, but as it’s City, if they want someone they still are likely to find the funds.

Analysis: Manchester City have bounced back from a disappointing season with some fine work in the transfer market, with the sought after Stevan Jovetic standing out as perhaps their best signing of the window.

With Manchester United so far floundering, and Chelsea still trying to sign a top quality striker, City have put themselves in an excellent position to have players settled and ready to get off to a fast start in the Premier League and they deserve for generally targeting players than they were able to conclude deals for quickly.

They also acted quickly to get Carlos Tevez, Maicon and Kolo Toure off their books along with a couple of other out of favour players, and this will have softened the financial blow of their new signings in terms of wages at least.

However the only concerns might be that the two players they could be said to have missed out on, Isco and Edinson Cavani, are perhaps of a higher quality than their purchases, and they might perhaps want to move on a couple more squad players before the start of the season.

But with a new manager and a squad with quality in depth in every area, City will be very happy with their work so far.

Grade so far: A-

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