This has been a summer of shock as much as speculation.
And Man City has provided us with its share of both. The shock of stealing Gareth Barry from the hands of Liverpool, Carlos Tevez from United, and snapping up Adebayor and Toure from Arsenal is as much of a statement to the footballing world as it was to the transfer business.
Indeed, on BleacherReport itself, there have been a lot of articles published in shock at Manchester City's success in becoming a top Premiership club...And even more arguments.
But what do we actually know about this squad? There have been as many people tipping them for success as there have predicting their failure.
Jose Mourinho has been one of the most vocal supporters of City in the media, even going so far as picking them as his title favourites. A grumpy Alex Ferguson however, maintains that they are a small club with only a small club mentality and will struggle to establish themselves with the Premiership elite.
Whichever opinion you most agree with, it's important for any fan in the EPL to actually sit down and think about this: With City's curtain-opener only eleven days away, what can we expect from the current squad?