The arrival of the Frenchman completes a very strong squad for Pellegrini.
After what had been a reasonably quiet transfer window for Manchester City they finally splashed the cash with the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from FC Porto.
The defender is the fifth new face at the Etihad Stadium this summer and manager Manuel Pellegrini can now call upon two impressive starting XIs in the 2014/15 season, as can be seen below.
GK – Joe Hart
Still likely to be the established No.1 at Eastlands, but will need to improve on the form that saw him dropped by Pellegrini last term.
RB – Pablo Zabaleta
Considered to be one of the strongest right-backs in the division this Argentina international should hold his place in the back four.
CB – Vincent Kompany
The captain of the club and a centre-back widely regarded among the best in world football.
CB – Eliaquim Mangala
The latest signing for City and a player who at 23-years-old looks to have a great future ahead of him.
LB – Aleksandar Kolarov
Established himself as the preferred left-back under Pellegrini, but does need to ensure his defensive duties are as strong as his attacking.