By FOX SPORTS staff
Losing out in the Premier League title race to arch rivals Manchester United and finishing without any silverware last season resulted in Roberto Mancini being replaced by new manager Manuel Pellegrini earlier in the summer.
The Chilean is not the only new arrival at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City have swooped for four new players in this window, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.
Speaking to The Guardian, Toure believed this new group of talents would prove vital in the club's charge for the championship in the new campaign.
"It's very good to see, they're unbelievable players, they play with their national teams – Negredo, Navas [both Spain] and Fernandinho [for Brazil]. And Jovetic [of Montenegro] is a great young talent – he's got a fantastic future ahead of him," he pointed out.
"I'm glad all these players have come to the club because we need it and hope this season is going to be fine for us."
The Ivorian also acknowledged that competition for the title would likely be intensified this time round.
"The club want to improve in every aspect and I hope this season is going to be good for us because we know we have a great challenge against Chelsea, Arsenal, United, Tottenham and Liverpool. This year is going to be tough but I hope, with the squad we have and some good luck, we get some trophies this year," Toure said.
"We want to play well this year but, to do that, we know we have to work hard. With the likes of [Jose] Mourinho going to Chelsea, we know it's going to be very hard this year."