With the English Premier League (EPL) season coming to a close, it seems that Manchester City will fall just short of winning a title that looked to be firmly in their grasp for much of the season.
City currently trail rivals Manchester United by five points, and despite still having to play against each other in a highly anticipated derby, it would be nothing short of a shocker if the Red Devils give up their lead atop the table.
But while they may not end up with the title this year, there have been signs that point toward City reaching its goal in the very near future.
As Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said last year, when discussing City's ability to attract players in the transfer market:
"...Because of the wages they can pay, everybody at the moment wants to go to Man City and it's a great club to go to. They will win the championship in two or three years, for sure."
Here are five reasons why Manchester City will bring Redknapp's prediction to fruition next season.
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