While boasting a squad of prodigious talent, with the financial power to sign almost any player in world football, Manchester City have a worrying low number of homegrown talent amongst their ranks.
With James Milner’s contract due to expire at the end of the season, and the England international considering a move away from the club, as well as Frank Lampard’s loan-spell to conclude in the summer, the Citizens will be in dire need to acquire British signatures.
League rules require Premier League club’s to have eight homegrown players – and here’s who we think Manuel Pellegrini could sign to meet the quota…
Jack Wilshere – Arsenal
Age – 23
Market value – £22m
The Gunners ace hasn’t live up to the high expectations place on his shoulders when he first stepped out for the first-team, largely due to injury nightmares and off the field troubles, which could lead the Arsenal bad-boy to look elsewhere.
Would add some missing grit to the Citizen’s midfield.