Striker fears for future at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has admitted he could leave the club in January and expects to be on his way out before troubled forward Mario Balotelli.
Bosnian international Dzeko has earned a super-sub tag this season with crucial goals from the bench to keep Roberto Mancini’s side in the hunt to retain the Premier League title they won in dramatic fashion last season.
But the £27million man, who has had to wait for his chance behind Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero, fears he could be offloaded in the January transfer window despite doubts surround the future of his team-mate Balotelli.
Napoli’s Edinson Cavani has been heavily linked with a £45million switch to Manchester City and that has prompted 26-year-old Dzeko to doubt his long-term future at the club. The former Werder Bremen star is considering a return to the German Bundesliga.
Dzeko told the Sunday People: “Anything is possible. I wouldn’t rule out leaving now or in summer, but I’m trying not to think about it. It is up to me to try to use the opportunities I am being given at City – everything else is beyond my powers at the moment. We have four strikers and I suppose we can bring in another one, but only after one of us leaves the club.
“Honestly, I’m not thinking about specific clubs now, but I would like to return to Germany. It’s too early to speak about that at the moment. I am a City player right now and I don’t see a reason to talk about anything else… but yes, I love Bundesliga and would love to go back there some time.”
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