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Manchester United Ready to Bolster Attack with £17m Dzeko Bid

by Christian Bailey

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Sports News - February 07, 2009

VfL Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko – linked with moves to AC Milan, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City over the summer – is now a target for Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The prolific Bosnian has attracted interest from a host of major clubs across Europe following his rich vein of goal-scoring form in the Bundesliga last season and has already bagged eight goals for the ‘Wolves’ this term.
Meanwhile, Ferguson is keen to bolster his attacking options as the Red Devils look to reignite their title challenge.
Defeat at Chelsea last time out left United five points adrift of the leaders after losing away from home for the third time in the Premier League this season.
Dzeko impressed the Old Trafford supremo during the Reds’ encounter with Wolfsburg earlier in the season, with the striker heading home the opening goal in the German side’s narrow 2-1 defeat.
And the United boss will be able to have a closer look at the 23-year-old when the two teams meet again for their final Group B game on December 8. (Four Four Two)

Some may believe that Sir Alex has enough in the way of striking options whereas others may feel that Man United do not have the ideal scenario of four top notch strikers to call upon which in this day and age appears to be the prerequisite of any team looking to challenge on multiple fronts, hence this continued speculation about a potential move for Bundesliga hotshot Edin Dzeko.

With a first choice pairing of Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov it could be considered that there is little need for a player to placate either of the front two, more as to help in times of injury or poor form, however some are not so sure of the Bulgarian’s strike rate, even though clearly scoring goals is just one facet of the former Tottenham striker’s game.

Then of course they have the ultra experienced but somewhat injury prone Michael Owen who has proved a very good cameo option for Sir Alex. After that there are good young forwards coming through who are probably more than ready for a decent shot at first team stardom, Daniel Wellbeck is the most ready to do so and perhaps there is less of a need to move for the Bosnian striker.


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