Top ten superstars signed by Manchester City since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover in 2008.
10. Gareth Barry (£12m from Aston Villa)
Steady-eddy Gareth Barry made the switch to City from Aston Villa in 2009, due to a desire to play Champions League football. The midfielder pass-master teamed up with Nigel De Jong and Kolo Toure to build a solid midfield for the Manchester side’s title-winning side of 2011/12. Barry’s consistent form saw him included in the England side but he left City this summer for Everton.