The best signings in Manchester City history – Let’s take a look at Manchester’s blue side’s best signings in history with GOAL.
From the first trophy at the turn of the 20th century to the unprecedented success of the modern era, Manchester City have signed some incredible players whose names are in the history books.
Erling Haaland, the last player to walk through the doors of the Etihad Stadium, hopes to join the roster one day, and it’s not hard to imagine he will have overwhelming success in Manchester.
But for now, which players will be referred to as the greatest transfer in the club’s history? GOAL picked the top 10.
The £35m that City paid Atletico Madrid for Agüero now looks like a good bargain after 10 years of epic service.
The Argentine striker left as the club’s top scorer with 260 goals, equaling Eric Brook’s record of 177 goals since 1940.
City’s top trophy winner, with five Premier League titles, six League Cups, and one FA Cup success, in addition to three Community Shield trophies.
In the 94th minute of the last game of the 2012 season, the moment he scored the winning goal and brought City the Premier League title was among the unforgettable ones.
A statue of Agüero, who is in the Premier League Hall of Fame, was erected at the Etihad Stadium.
Commentators say City’s latest successes have been built on money, but the Hart, bought for €900,000, could shatter that view.
Hart was a young 19-year-old who made more than 50 appearances in the Second Division when City bought him from Shrewsbury Town for a bargain fee in 2006.
It took several seasons for him to fully mature at Etihad, but he has been on the rise after successful loan terms at Tranmere, Blackpool and Birmingham.
There was a lot of attention for Hart when he returned from St Andrews, but Roberto Mancini made him a backup for Irish goalkeeper Shay Given. However, the English goalkeeper, who later picked up the jersey, retained his position for the next six seasons.
He won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cup titles, and gave unforgettable performances, especially in Europe.
He made 348 appearances for Etihad and 12 years later Hart’s City career came to an end with the arrival of Pep Guardiola.