#10 Mangala £31.8 million
Eliaquim Mangala arrived at the Etihad within the summer transfer window of 2014, as part of Pelligrini’s strategy to defend the Premiership title by tightening up the back four. The French international initially gave some impressive performances but tarnished this with a dismal spectacle against a shock defeat to Hull City. PREVIEW FOR #9: Finishing runners-up within the Premier league would be an achievement for some teams, but for the hugely financed Manchester City this simply won’t do. During another colossal spending spree this summer, Manuel has brought in the young striker Patrick Roberts from Fulham. He will no doubt be featured in the team’s long term plans.