Manchester City's recent £22million capture of Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic is a run-of-the-mill eight-figure signing for the Citizens – but the deal also means the Abu Dhabi-backed club has splashed more than £600million on players over the past five years.

Although transfer fees are probably the equivalent of pocket change for the owners of Manchester City, just how much money have the ambitious Middle Eastern businessmen spent on their expensively assembled squad?

Using figures sourced from, here's a list of every Manchester City arrival since the Abu Dhabi Group takeover in September 2008.

08/09 Winter Transfer Window - £86.5m

Wayne Bridge | Chelsea | £11.4m

Nigel de Jong | Hamburger SV | £15.8m

Craig Bellamy | West Ham United | £13.6m

Shay Given | Newcastle United | £7.9m

Robinho | Real Madrid | £37.8m 

09/10 Summer Transfer Window - £122.5m

Joleon Lescott | Everton | £24.2m

Kolo Toure | Arsenal | £16.5m

Emmanuel Adebayor | Arsenal | £25.5m

Carlos Tevez | West Ham United | £25.5m

Roque Santa Cruz | Blackburn Rovers | £18.6m

Gareth Barry | Aston Villa | £12.2m

09/10 Winter Transfer Window - £7m

Adam Johnson | Middlesbrough | £7m

10/11 Summer Transfer Window - £127.8m

James Milner | Aston Villa | £19.3m

Mario Balotelli | Inter Milan | £25.9m

Aleksandar Kolarov | Lazio | £19.9m

David Silva | Valencia | £25.3m

Yaya Toure | Barcelona | £26.4m

Jerome Boateng | Hamburger SV | £11m

10/11 Winter Transfer Window - £32.5m

Edin Dzeko | Wolfsburg | £32.5m

11/12 Summer Transfer Window - £81.125m

Samir Nasri | Arsenal | £24.2m

Sergio Aguero | Atletico Madrid | £39.6m

Stefan Savic | Partizan Belgrade | £10.5m

Gael Clichy | Arsenal | £6.8m

Costel Pantillimon | Politehnica Timisoara | £250,000 (loan fee)

11/12 Winter Transfer Window - £2m

Costel Pantillimon | Politehnica Timisoara | £2m

12/13 Summer Transfer Window - £54.3m

Javi Garcia | Benfica | £17.7m

Matija Nastasic | Fiorentina | £13.3m

Scott Sinclair | Swansea City | £6.8m

Maicon | Inter Milan | £3.3m

Jack Rodwell | Everton | £13.2m

13/14 Summer Transfer Window - £96.8m

Stevan Jovetic | Fiorentina | £22m

Alvaro Negredo | Sevilla | £22m

Fernandinho | Shakhtar Donetsk | £35.2m

Jesus Navas | Sevilla | £17.6m

Total Transfer Expenditure | £610.75 million


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