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Etihad Stadium striker is a wanted man and a return to the Bundesliga may well suit all concerned.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to do battle for departing Dzeko
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will battle for Edin Dzeko’s signature as Manchester City prepare to let the Bosnia striker leave this summer.
City are resigned to losing Dzeko after coach Roberto Mancini was made aware of the striker’s unhappiness with being part of a large squad.
It is understood Bundesliga leaders Dortmund and Champions League semi-finalists Bayern are keen to bring the 26-year-old back to the league where he once played so well for Wolfsburg.
Bayern have already made Dzeko aware of their interest and City sources believe that is his most likely destination if they can match his wages and come up with the £20million-plus fee the Barclays Premier League club will demand.
Dortmund, though, will try to get involved if they lose their prolific Poland striker Robert Lewandowski to a big club this summer and know they will have Champions League football to offer if they can close out the Bundesliga title.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
You have to feel sorry for Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko. Though the former Wolfsburg man didn’t begin his Man City career with aplomb, struggling for form last term, the 26 year old has been a regular goal-scorer this season but has failed to force his way into securing a regular first team spot at the Etihad Stadium and the big forward may well feel it’s best for his career progression to seek a swift exit this summer.
Dzeko’s physical stature is greatly suited to the Premier League but perhaps not suited to Roberto Mancini’s style of play, where speed trumps ability in the air. That said the Man City man has scored 18 goals this term despite making only 26 starts in all competitions.
Mancini prefers to use Sergio Aguero as his chief tormentor and doesn’t appear keen on playing Dzeko alongside the Argentine.
A move to either Bayern Munich or champions elect Borussia Dortmund is bound to interest Edin Dzeko but one wonders if either club is likely to stump up anywhere near the £27m Man City paid for the forward back in January 2011.
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