City's spending bender to a Premiership title continued unabated. Lazio accepted their £17m for their highly rated left wing back Aleksandar Kolarov.
He was last seen in Serbia's World Cup campaign where he did little of note on a team that did little of note.
He has been compared to Roberto Carlos with his booming free kicks and bombing runs. Which jeopardizes Wayne Bridge's tenure at City.
City has already signed Jerome Boateng, the weakest link in the German defense, David Silva who had an undistinguished World Cup in Spain's history making and Yaya Toure who joins brother Kolo to give a fraternal feel to the City backfield.
Having said all this, if Roberto Mancini finds himself in a similar spot with City a few months down the line like last season with a series of dreary draws- he will find himself out the door. The bare minimum is a Champions League spot.