Grading Manchester City summer signings: Sterling gets B+, Otamendi D-

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City signed Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Patrick Roberts, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne in the summer transfer window.

Raheem Sterling - B+

Raheem Sterling left Liverpool under acrimonious circumstances in the summer transfer window, with many questioning his decision to join Manchester City.

While the England international has not exactly been great at City, the winger has certainly shown his quality and what he is capable of.

The 20-year-old has scored one goal and created 12 chances in seven Premier League appearances for the Citizens.

Sterling is still getting used to playing in a strict wide-left position for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, and he does need to work on his finishing.

However, the youngster’s performances have been encouraging, and he will only get better as the season progresses.

Fabian Delph - N/A

Signed from Aston Villa in the summer transfer window, Fabian Delph was always going to struggle to get into the City starting lineup on a regular basis.

The injury suffered by the England international makes it hard to judge his performances for the Manchester outfit, given that he has been able to play just 21 minutes in the Premier League for them.

Patrick Roberts - N/A

Patrick Roberts is one for the future, but the 18-year-old attacker has already made his Premier League debut for City.

The England Under-19 international featured for nine minutes against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in September, and it is too early to judge him.

Nicolas Otamendi - D-

Nicolas Otamendi joined City from Valencia in the summer transfer window, having established himself as one of the best central defenders in La Liga.

The Argentina international, though, has struggled for the Citizens so far this season, making errors against both West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

In the Champions League, the performances of the 27-year-old have been mixed.

Kevin De Bruyne - A

Kevin De Bruyne has been a revelation in the Premier League and has been one of the best signings of the summer.

The Belgium international attacking midfielder has scored three goals and created 13 chances in four Premier League appearances for City.

In two Champions League games, the former Chelsea man has created five chances.

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