Above: Gareth Barry getting the feel of his new home, The City of Manchester Stadium.
Predicted City squad for 2009-10.
Keepers: Shay Given, Joe Hart
Defenders: Micah Richards, Wayne Bridge, Joleon Lescott, Pablo Zabaleta, Nedum Onouha, Vincent Kompany, Javier Garrido, Matthew Upson.
Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Stephen Ireland, Martin Petrov, Nigel De Jong, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Elano Blumer, Vladimir Weiss, Kelvin Etuhu.
Strikers: Robinho, Carlos Tevez, Roque Santa Cruz, Craig Bellamy, Valeri Bojinov, Benjani.
If Mark Hughes gets his men then this will be the core 24 of Manchester City FC
We also have up and coming goalkeepers in reserve (Filip Mental, Gunnar Nielsen and Tobias Johansen) so we are not short of goalkeepers.
Would that be enough to challenge for a Champions League place? Or would it be more logical to target a Europa League football place instead?
Unless Mark Hughes pulls off these signings, or at least pulls off signings of the same calibre, I think we will be in for another top seven table battle which explains my fast growing impatience as City drag their feet and make us City fans wait.
I understand Mark Hughes wanting to keep his transfer list under wraps but being left to sift through the rubbish tip we know as the world wide web for a bit of good only to find rumour and speculation gets tiresome.
The sooner June is over, the sooner we can get back to looking forward to our 2008-09 season with hope and optimism.
What's your opinions on Mark Hughes and his targets? Do you think we are heading in the right direction according to the players we are linked with?
I believe Mark is doing a great job, walking before you can run springs to mind.