Manchester City: Premier League favourites?

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Manchester City have made the most signings, so far, of the top four clubs in England and seem to be on the hunt for more stars.

City have added real depth and top quality to their squad and so far based on their signings this summer may be favourites to win the Premier League.

The Etihad club have signed Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla and Stefan Jovetic from Fiorentina.

City have added lots of experience as well as youth to their ranks and will be expecting to mount a serious challenge to champions Manchester United in the race for the Premier League.

City will also be looking to have a good run in the Champions League - they have struggled in the last two campaigns, failing to qualify from the group stages and it is now the responsibility of Manuel Pellegrini to take this team forward and try bring them to a next level where they can compete with the elite clubs in Europe for the right to be called 'Kings of Europe.'

With the purchase of Fernandinho, City are getting a very dynamic midfielder who can do everything.

He is very good and strong in a tackle, has a good range of passing,very good on the ball and has good dribbling skills.

Jesus Navas will bring them lots of experience and width that the genuinely lack. Navas is a player who plays very close to the touch line so they will get the width that the likes of Samir Nasri, David Silva and James Milner could not offer.

This gives City another dimension to their attack. Navas is a very skilful player who has great pace, can beat his opponents and normally has a good final pass.

Negredo brings an aerial threat and a genuine goal scoring threat. He is a mobile player who can play as a target man and has great technique with a good touch. He is capable of holding up play,running in behind and is a proven goal scorer in La Liga.

Jovetic brings youth and flair to the City attack which is always dangerous to the opposition. Jovetic is able to play as the main striker as well as in the hole and is equally dangerous in both positions. He is very gifted technically, excellent with the ball at his feet and capable of the spectacular.

All four signing so far for Manchester City bring something different from what they have offered in the last couple of seasons. Pellegrini is new to the Premier League but he has the experience that can make the difference and if the players absorb his style well then they will be a huge threat in the league and in the Champions League.


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