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City's record signings

02-August-2016
02-August-2016 11:26
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As Manchester City complete the signing of 20-year-old Germany international Leroy Sane from Schalke 04, we track the club’s record signings...

Kevin De Bruyne - Wolfsburg, £54m, 2015

Few would have expected the Belgian to command such a fee after he left Chelsea for just £18m a year earlier, but the playmaker justified the price with an impressive first season at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling - Liverpool, £44m, 2015

Bought for a fee that could rise to £49m, the England international has something to prove after an injury-hit first campaign in Manchester and an underwhelming Euro 2016.

Eliaquim Mangala - Porto, £42m, 2014

The Frenchman's future has been the subject of speculation after two largely disappointing seasons since his arrival.

Sergio Aguero - Atletico Madrid, £38m, 2011

The prolific Argentinian has been one of the key figures in City's recent successes and has netted 136 times in his five seasons in Manchester.

Leroy Sane - Schalke, £37m, 2016

Rated as one of Europe's top emerging talents, Sane could become a key figure as the Pep Guardiola overhaul takes shape.

Nicholas Anelka - Paris-Saint Germain, £13m, 2002

Before the respective club takeover bids from Thaksin Shinawatra and the Abu Dhabi United Group, City’s record signing saw former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Liverpool striker Anelka make the switch to Eastlands. It turned out to be a successful move as the Frenchman found the net 37 times in 89 appearances.