Manchester City has made one error after another in the transfer market since Txixi Begiristain became the Director of Football for the club in 2012. After inheriting a Premier League winning side, the Barcelona executive dipped heavily into the market for continental players - usually with little success.
Almost four years into his tenure, the Blues need a complete rebuild. While Manchester City somehow finished 4th in a weakened Premier League this season, it can be strongly argued both Liverpool and Manchester United who finished below the Blues bring a stronger core of players back for the 2015-16 season.
It is worth noting that Manchester City finished 4th only on goal difference, after entering February only two points from the top of the table.
While several clubs have brought in players from the continent that have made massive impacts recently such as N'Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet, others have taken a longer period of time to acclimate to the English game.
The Blues recent forays into the domestic market for Wilfried Bony and Raheem Sterling have yielded overpriced players with only limited return thus far on investment. Fabian Delph while a bargain buy on paper has been injury prone.Coupling that with the appointment of Pep Guardiola who has never managed in England before, it's no mystery why the Blues are once again focused on the European market.
But to win a Premier League title it takes the type of seasoning domestically that likes of John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater have demonstrated in recent years. The question is who will City acquire from the domestic market to help the squad settle?
In the coming days we'll throw out some suggestions as to whom we believe Manchester City should target from within the Premier League.