2010/2011 was one of the best seasons in franchise history for Manchester City. They leapt to third in the Premier League, beaten by only Chelsea and cross-city rivals Manchester United, they qualified for the UEFA Champions League and they won the FA Cup.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for a club who finished just four points above the relegation zone four years ago. A large part of their newfound success has been their ability to attract a higher calibre of player, by virtue of their purchase by Sheikh Mansour.
But there are rumours abound that captain and lead scorer Carlos Tevez could be on the move, with sources saying he is keen to move back to South America. The Daily Mail are reporting that Brazilian side Corinthians are confident of landing the Argentinian despite City having turned down their initial offer of £37 million ($59.7 million).
Here are 10 reasons City cannot afford to lose Tevez.