After quitting West Ham for Eastlands, Bellamy told City's website: "I think it is going to be incredible here over the next couple of years. It's not just for me, you speak to anyone in the Premier League and they would want to come to Manchester City.
"It's rare for that to happen outside of the top four, but I think there are a lot of players who would like to come to this Club. I've been given that opportunity, there are other players who would love it, and so it is up to me to make the most of it. This really is a Club that in the next couple of years is going to be incredible.
"There are so many things happening here that are out of this world, for me to be part of it was an offer that I just could not walk away from."