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The arrival of Owen Hargreaves at Eastlands was the most shocking transfer of this summer window.
The extremely talented English midfielder, who saw most of his glorious career cut short by season-long injuries, agreed to a pay-as-you play contract with the big spending City on deadline day. Though the deal was welcomed with shock and awe, City reasoned that a player of Hargreaves' quality would prove to be a great back-up plan for Mancini's squad.
But the most asked question was whether Hargreaves could stay fit to even be eligible to play. Given the 30-year-old's history of injury over most of his playing career, it will be interesting to see whether Mancini can keep his new acquisition from the injury table.
The way it has turned out over the years, Hargreaves has been plagued by injury worries which also has taken a toll on his style of play. Hence, even if City are able to field him it is very unlikely that the former Bayern Munich man will be able to deliver on par with his previous displays.
More likely than becoming a hit, Hargreaves has every chance to turn out as one of City's flop signings this summer. But even if he flopped Mancini would be glad, as he will not have lost anything.