How Manchester City spent their way to the Premier League

Abu Dhabi has spent more than US$1bn on securing the title for English Premier League side Manchester City
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Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited, led by HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, acquired Manchester City for a reported US$321m in summer 2008.
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Robinho

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2008 for US$61m (Getty Images)

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Pablo Zabaleta

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2008 for US$12.4m (Getty Images)

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Tal Ben Haim (L)

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2008 for US$9m (Getty Images)

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Vincent Kompany

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2008 for US$13m (Getty Images)

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Jo (R)

\nStriker

\nSigned in September 2008 for US$34m(Getty Images)

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Shay Given

\nGoalkeeper

\nSigned in January 2009 for US$13m

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Wayne Bridge

\nDefender

\nSigned in January 2009 for US$18.3m

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Nigel de Jong

\nDefender

\nSigned in January 2009 for US$29m

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Craig Bellamy

\nStriker

\nSigned in January 2009 for US$22m

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Gareth Barry

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2009 for US$19.6m

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Kolo Toure (L)

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2009 for US$26.5m (Getty Images)

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Roque Santa Cruz

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2009 for US$31.1m

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Joleon Lescott

\nDefender

\nSigned in August 2009 for US$38.9m (Getty Images)

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Emmanuel Adebayor

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2009 for US$45.5m

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Carlos Tevez

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2009 for US$45.5m

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Adam Johnson

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in January 2010 for US$11.3m (Getty Images)

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Jerome Boateng

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$17.7m (Getty Images)

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James Milner

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$31.1m

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Aleksandar Kolarov

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$32m

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David Silva

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$40.7m

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Mario Balotelli

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$41.8m

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Yaya Toure

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2010 for US$42.4m

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Edin Dzeko (R)

\nStriker

\nSigned in January 2011 for US$52.4m (Getty Images)

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Samir Nasri (R)

\nMidfielder

\nSigned in July 2011 for US$38.9m (AFP/Getty Images)

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Sergio Aguero

\nStriker

\nSigned in July 2011 for US$63.6m (Getty Images)

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Gael Clichy (L)

\nDefender

\nSigned in July 2011 for US$11m(Getty Images)

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(Getty Images)