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Our dishonourable list of honourable mentions contains five players who simply have not made the grade at the Etihad, though did not quite make our cut for "5 worst signings" either.
5. Jerome Boateng
Signed from Hamburger SV in June 2010 for £10.4 million, Jerome Boateng enjoyed only a limited spell at the Etihad and was sold exactly one year later to Bayern Munich. The player complained about being played out of position at the Etihad and made just 16 league appearances.
4. Scott Sinclair
Since moving from Swansea City in August 2012, the former Chelsea winger has failed to make much of an impression at the Etihad and has been used as a fringe player throughout his short City career, making just seven league appearances. While he is a player for the future, he has much to do if he is to break into the first team.
3. Joleon Lescott
The former Everton defender joined City in August 2009, and has recently found it difficult to break into the first team. No longer considered reliable for the big games, he only featured for a minute in the recent win over Chelsea and has been rumoured to be among a series of players on their way out of the club in the summer.
The former UEFA Club Defender of the Year arrived at the Etihad with huge promise following his £3.5 million move from Italian giants Inter Milan, but a knee injury has scuppered the 31-year old's debut season limiting him to just seven appearances.
The Mail Online recently suggested the veteran Brazilian right back could be flogged by the club in order to free up funds for the likes of long-term targets Marouane Fellaini and Edinson Cavani.
1. Samir Nasri
Mancini blasted Nasri earlier this year by claiming he had only been putting in "50% effort" for the club this term, and the Frenchman has only played 17 minutes of football since that withering rebuke, prompting speculation over his future.