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Thursday 23 January 2020

Movers and shakers

EDIN DZEKO'S likely move is just the latest example of City's failure to find an effective and reliable strike force. Of the forwards brought to the club since Sheikh Mansour's takeover in 2008, only Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez can claim to provide value for money.

Waste of money

Robinho £32.5m from Real Madrid Games: 53. Goals: 16. Wages: £160,000. Sold to Milan for £22m.

Adebayor £25m from Arsenal Games: 45. Goals: 19. Wages: £175,000 (£70,000 currently paid by Tottenham). Still on the books, on loan at Spurs.

Santa Cruz £17.5m from Blackburn Games: 24. Goals: 4. Wages: £90,000 (an unknown amount currently paid by Real Betis). Still on the books, on loan in Spain.

Bellamy £14m from West Ham Games: 51. Goals: 15. Wages: £90,000. Moved to Liverpool on a free transfer after a season-long loan at Cardiff.

Jury out

Balotelli £24m from Internazionale Games: 59. Goals: 27. Wages: £120,000. Still at the club.

Worth the money

Aguero £38m from Atletico Madrid

Games: 43. Goals: 28. Wages: £200,000. Still at the club.

Tevez £47m from Man United

Games: 97. Goals: 57. Wages: £200,000. Still at the club.

On his way?

Dzeko £27.5m from Wolfsburg

Games: 62. Goals: 24. Wages: £100,000. Still at City, but for how long?

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