With the sale of Darren Bent to Aston Villa for 24m, Manchester City no longer have made the most expensive six signings of the season.
The fee has been justified by the fact that his scoring over the past 5+ seasons has only been exceeded – and marginally – by Drogba and Rooney, and he has not played with such talented teammates
As the table below shows, there are some offsetting factors. A higher percentage of his goals have come from the penalty spot and he also has a poor assist rate (tied 70th over the time period).
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