Hughes spent almost £250M at Man City in 18 months

Mark Hughes managed to spend almost £250 million in transfers during his time in charge of Manchester City.

Mark Hughes managed to spend almost £250 million in transfers during his time in charge of Manchester City.

Hughes succeeded Sven Goran Eriksson when he became Manchester City manager on 4 June 2008.

He spent £243.5m on 19 players during his 18 months at Eastlands, more than half of them costing over £10m:

Robinho (Real Madrid) £32.5m
Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal) £25m
Carlos Tevez (MSI) £25m
Joleon Lescott (Everton) £22m
Jo (CSKA Moscow) £18m
Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn) £17.5m
Nigel de Jong (Hamburg) £16m
Kolo Touré (Arsenal) £16m
Craig Bellamy (West Ham Utd) £14m
Gareth Barry (Aston Villa) £12m
Wayne Bridge (Chelsea) £12m
Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea) £9m
Shay Given (Newcastle) £7m
Pablo Zabaleta (Espanyol) £6.5m
Vincent Kompany (Hamburg) £6m
Tal Ben-Haim (Chelsea) £5m
Glauber Berti (Nuremberg) free
Stuart Taylor (Aston Villa) free
Sylvinho (Barcelona) free

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