Etihad boss claims club suffered after missing out on a number of targets.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believe the club’s failure to secure a number of key transfer targets is responsible for their poor showing in the Premier League this season according to BBC Sport.
The Italian boss has seen his side surrender a 15 point lead to city rivals Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title.
No side has ever failed to go on and win the title after establishing such a wide margin.
The gap can be extended further to eighteen points should City lose to United tonight.
Mancini has moved to express his belief that the club’s failures in the transfer market last summer led them to this position.
The Italian boss made his comments despite the club lavishing vast sums of money on new signings over the last few years.
City were reportedly amongst the clubs in the chase for Robin Van Persie, Eden Hazard and Javi Martinez who joined Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich respectively.
The club instead had to settle for the likes of Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair.
Mancini went on to say he believes the club would have been top of the table and in the quarter finals of the Champions League had they brought those players in.