Paul Pogba (Juventus)
If there was one City signing that could be earmarked as the crucial one down the years, it is arguably Yaya Toure, although Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany supporters could disagree. The Ivorian has been a powerhouse at the heart of City’s midfield. His purposeful runs, that so often resulted in spectacular goals, led the club to their first Premier League title in 2012. However, age appears to be catching up with the former Barcelona man, and his influence appears to be slightly diminishing.
If the Eastlands side were searching for his like-for-like replacement, then they surely need look no further than the Juventus talisman. The 22-year-old is already cementing himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders across Europe, so unsurprisingly is coveted by the very best sides. City’s awareness that they need to spend big if they wish to be considered alongside the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, has seen them linked with a staggering £58m move for the Frenchman (via Daily Mirror).