Man City transfers: Mancini urges Citizens to learn from past mistakes

Man City transfers: Roberto Mancini says the Citizens must learn from their mistakes in last summer's transfer window

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Roberto Mancini's side face Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final Photo: Back Page Images

Roberto Mancini has urged Manchester City to learn from their mistakes last summer and move swiftly in the upcoming transfer market to land their top targets.

The Italian was left frustrated at the start of the season after missing out on big-name signings, such as Robin van Persie, who joined Manchester United, and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.

Instead, the Citizens recruited Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair, Matija Nastasić, Javi García and Maicon, and aside from the Serbian defender, the other arrivals have struggled to have an impact at the Eastlands outfit.

United won their 13th Premier League title by a comfortable margin, and Mancini wants City to move quickly in the transfer market this summer, with Edinson Cavani and Mario Gomez both names liked with the Citizens.

When asked if missing out on his top targets last summer cost City, Mancini said: “Yes. It’s important not to make a mistake on new players. We need to do everything well.”

He added: “We are people and we can make mistakes. No one wants to make mistakes but it can happen. It’s important that we know last year we didn’t work well and I hope that this year we can improve this.

“We have a good relationship for this. We’ve talked about the squad all the time that we can talk about the future, the players, but it’s important that we work well.”

City can still end the season with silverware after reaching the FA Cup final on 11 May, with Wigan standing in their way of a second Cup crown in three seasons.

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