Manchester City Transfers: Citizens Bring in Five Players on Deadline Day

Thomas Atzenhoffer@socceratzCorrespondent IIAugust 31, 2012

LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 24:  Javi Garcia of SL Benfica in action during the UEFA Champions League play-off second leg match between SL Benfica and FC Twente at Estadio da Luz on August 24, 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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Manchester City had a rather slow build up to their summer spending spree. However, the massive amount of activity shown by the defending English Premier League champions on deadline day was impressive.

The Eastland's club did not make their first move in the market until the second week of August, when Everton and English National team midfielder Jack Rodwell became the first official new arrival of summer 2012, as announced by the Telegraph.

From that point on, City were a selling club as they sent Emmanuel Adebayor to Tottenham permanently. The Citizens also sold Adam Johnson to Sunderland in what was a relief for the want away winger, as broken by BBC Sports.

With all of their outward movement, the club made some extra cash and wage room to start their quest for a record deadline day. Their signing spree started with the signing of free agent goalkeeper Richard Wright.

The former Preston North End shot stopper comes in as a third choice keeper and will mainly be expected to feature for the reserves. Wright brings welcomed experience and veteran quality to the side after completing his transfer, as reported by

Roberto Mancini and the board next sealed up the transfer of Swansea City winger, Scott Sinclair. The 23-year-old attacker was impressive last season for the Swans in their top half finishing debut EPL season. Sinclair's transfer was announced, by the Independent, at the same time as that of Inter Milan defender, Maicon who also joined the club.

Maicon was a former player under Mancini at Inter Milan. The 31-year-old appeared to be out of favor and not in the future plans of the Milanese club, whom let him flee the Italian fashion city for Manchester.

Despite all the dealing on the day, City still had more work to do as the club shipped Nigel de Jong to AC Milan and flop defender Stefan Savic to Fiorentina, as reported by Yahoo! Eurosport and the Telegraph.

While Savic headed for Fiorentina, the Citizens were working on their next defensive signing of the window. The club used the Bosnian as a sweetener to their deal that prized away Matija Nastasic from the Viola, according to the same Telegraph article.

But, there was still one name left on the signing sheet for the defending champs as they chased Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia to the bitter end of the window. The former Real Madrid man was the final signing that closed the club's business for the summer 2012 window. His signing was announced by Manchester City's official website.

An interesting summer quintet for the Italian manager will see many questions begin to be asked in regards to how the new look side will all fit together.

Scott Sinclair looks in danger of being the next Adam Johnson to be frozen out due to so many international players around him. Jack Rodwell equally could lose much playing time due to the existence of Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry.

Without a doubt, the club was impressive in their ability to complete so much business in a final day, but there is much more to be seen and learned from the master plan of their Italian mastermind in command.