With the news that Spanish schemer is set to join the club's top wage bracket, Goal.com asked which of the Etihad's biggest earners could sleep the easiest at night
The 26-year-old is set to join the club’s top earners after agreeing a new long-term deal with the Premier League champions, following a season where he was also named City’s players’ player of the year and lifted the Euro 2012 trophy with Spain.
And, as such, 36.07 per cent of those polled have ranked Silva as most deserving of the Blues’ top wage.
However, the Spainard had stiff competition from fellow midfielder Yaya Toure, who ranked in with 35.87%, whose two-goal salvo against Newcastle on the season's penultimate weekend went a long way to helping his side clinch their first-ever Premier League crown.
In third place, with 22.93% of the vote is Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, who thrilled the Etihad Stadium with an electrifying debut season in English football as he notched 30 goals in all competitions, including the late winner against QPR which clinched the club's first league title in 44 years.
At the other end of the scale is former club-captain Tevez, who made just 13 league appearances and scored only four goals after putting himself on a self-imposed six-month exile, with just 5.13% of the vote.