Edin Dzeko has a pen pal at the City Of Manchester Stadium.
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Edin Dzeko, Manchester City’s principal target in next month’s transfer window, has written to the club to say he wants to make the move happen and effectively ask if they will sign him, increasing the possibility that he will arrive as either a replacement or a new partner for Carlos Tevez.
The prolific Wolfsburg striker sent his letter to a senior executive at Eastlands earlier in the season, expressing his admiration for the club and his gratitude for their efforts to buy him in the August window. Talks broke down at that stage because Wolfsburg would not lower their asking price, in the region of £45m, whereas City valued him closer to £30m. However, City have maintained their interest in the Bosnia international and their information is that Dzeko still feels the same about the possibility of becoming the club’s latest big-money transfer.
City are now hoping to reach a compromise fee with Wolfsburg to resurrect the deal. It may still need some prolonged negotiating, with the German club having obvious misgivings about losing such an important player in the middle of the Bundesliga season, but City are increasingly optimistic after inviting some of Dzeko’s representatives to watch the Manchester derby last month and showing them round their training ground. (The Guardian)
Sometimes football appears to be stuck in the dark ages.
Every deadline day clubs receive faxes instead of emails, but there is at least a reason behind that. It is the fastest way to receive a signed contract anywhere across the globe.
Whether it is Sir Alex Ferguson sending Steven Defour a “get well soon” note or Edin Dzeko’s plea for Manchester City to sign him, letter writing still seems peculiar though in this digital age.
The Dzeko transfer makes a lot of sense for Roberto Mancini’s side though.
Not only is there the very real possibility of Carlos Tevez’s exit to consider, but only one side in the Premier League is yet to score a header.
I’m sure we don’t need to tell you that team is Man City, and with the 6’3″ Dzeko one of the most feared forwards in the air worldwide, he would undoubtedly rectify that situation sooner rather than later.
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