Manchester City: 2013/14 potential XI

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After losing their Premier League title to fierce-rivals Manchester United in pathetic fashion, mega-rich Manchester City will be eager to spend money in this summer's transfer market in order to bounce back and challenge for the title once again next season.

After Sergio Aguero's last minute Premier League winner against Queens Park Rangers in the 2011/12 season, things were looking good for City and they were considered massive favourites to retain their title in the 2012/13 season, but things didn't go to plan and they lost their title to rivals United and lost it convincingly.

Finishing second in the Premier League wasn't good enough for Roberto Mancini to keep his job and the City board eventually sacked him and look set to replace him with ex-Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini, but changes on the pitch will be expected too.

Already spending big on Sevilla's winger Jesus Navas (£14.9million) and Shakhtar Donetsk's Fernandinho (£30million), it is clear that City's board are prepared to splash out if it means a chance at winning the Premier League title once again and also impressing in the Champions League, something they have yet to do.

So what if City keep signing and bring in all the players they are linked with?

Well we have put together a potential looking Manchester City team for next season.
Have a look and see if you think it's good enough to win back the Premier League title.

Goalkeeper | Joe Hart 

Not his greatest season for City, but still easily their best choice and still easily one of the best in England and if-not the world.

Won't be replaced and will easily keep the number-one jersey.

Right-back | Pablo Zabaleta

One of the most consistent players for Manchester City last year and a great character to have on the pitch. 

In my opinion, no need to replace him.

Centre-back | Vincent Kompany (C)

Easily one of the best centre-backs in the world right now as despite having an injury-hit season last year, he is still vital to City and was an absolute steal at £8million.

Centre Back | Matija Nastasić

The youngster knocked Joleon Lescott out of the first-team and looked solid alongside Kompany whenever he did play and I believe the 2013/2014 season could be big for the 20-year-old.
Might not feature in all 38 Premier League games, but will easily feature regularly.

Left-back | Gael Clichy

Solid performer and probably still one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

Getting on a bit now, but is still a great defender going forward and can also make tackles when needed.
Replacement might be needed next summer though.

Centre Midfield | Yaya Toure

Could never replace this beast in the midfield.

An absolutely engine that never stops for City and easily one of their best players. Great at going forward and great defensively as well.

Centre-midfield | Fernandinho

Spent £30million on the Brazilian, so City will be expecting a lot from the 28-year-old even in his debut season.

Will be interesting to see what kind of parternership he can build with Toure, but Fernandinho will definitely be used as the defensive midfielder and Toure the attacking option.

Right-wing | David Silva

The Spaniard was deadly in his first season in the Premier League, but had a pretty quiet campaign last year, but on his day, he can be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

Skillfull and can contribute in the goals department as well as assists, David Silva is a key part of City's first-team and still will be next season.

Left-wing | Jesus Navas

Another summer signing and another hefty price paid for the Spaniard.

A pacy winger that has spent all his career in Spain, so may find life in the Premier League hard at first, but he will feature a lot in City's first-team especially if Pellegrini is the man to take over and they will expect a lot from the winger.

Striker | Sergio Aguero

Put all the rumours of him leaving to bed by signing a one-year contract extension at the Etihad and will easily be the first-option up front to lead the attack.

A great signing from City and will always be a hero in Manchester, for the blue-side anyway, after his late goal against Queens Park Rangers two seasons ago.

Striker | Edinson Cavani

Despite being strongly linked with Premier League rivals Chelsea, Cavani's mother revealed yesterday that her son is in talks with Real Madrid and Manchester City, so a move to the Etihad could be on the cards.

If City do want to sign Cavani, they will have to fork out £53million for the striker as Napoli are holding out for his release clause in his contract, but I am sure City won't mind spending that much for their main.


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