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In the last four years, Manchester City’s expenditure total has gone up summer by summer, year by year, building a totally fearsome squad as a result.
The summer transfer window of 2012 was no differen,t and although it took the Premier League champions a while to go about their business, the wallet was once again flexed in major fashion at the Etihad Stadium.
In the last two days of August 2012, City spent a huge total of around £40 million on top of the £12 million signature of Jack Rodwell that was completed earlier in the summer.
While most are yet to spend barely a month in their new surroundings, the likes of Javi Garcia, Matija Nastasić and Rodwell appear to be moulding comfortably into the English giants’ setup.
So far, Scott Sinclair, Richard Wright and Maicon are yet to have much of an influence on City matters, but will undoubtedly get their share of chances in the coming weeks and months.
Garcia netted a debut goal to dim down any worries that his £17 million price-tag may have been overvalued, while Rodwell hasn’t seemed out of his depth, despite the jump in standards since coming from Goodison Park.
Whenever a club spends big, there’s always the vultures circling to condemn the team’s exuberant expenditure. It’s fair to say that City have brought in a certain amount of flops in the last five years or so, but critics may need to hold off on their condemnation this time around.