Manchester City Power Rankings: 5 Biggest Signings That Failed for the Citizens

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Manchester City Power Rankings: 5 Biggest Signings That Failed for the Citizens
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Since the takeover of Manchester City in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group, the club is spending money on players at a rate previously alien to the Citizens.

The likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevezwho was so famously prised away from Old Trafford and rivals Manchester Unitedhave all joined the Sky Blue revolution in recent times and last season helped City win their first ever Premier League title.

However, not all of these mega-money transfers quite worked out as hoped, and with City languishing 12 points behind Manchester United in the league, it is difficult not to point the finger of blame at certain individuals who have under-performed in City colours.

In this slideshow, Bleacher Report takes an in-depth look at the five biggest signings that have ultimately failed at the Etihad Stadium since the take-over under Roberto Mancini.

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