Newly appointed Manchester City manager, Sven Goran Eriksson stunned the football world today by opening the transfer kitty and swooping within hours of his appointment, to announce two high profile signings from two major Premiership rivals.

The new arrivals are a combative 24 year old midfielder and an experienced, classy central defender

  • Joey Barton (Newcastle - £18.4 million)
  • Silvain Distin (Portsmouth - £7.2 million)