Edin Dzeko has committed his long term future to Manchester City…
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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions, committing his long-term future to the club.
In a statement on the club’s official website, City referred to the Bosnian international captain as one of the most important players in their modern history.
The 28-year-old, who has scored 66 goals in 154 appearances for the club – including an impressive 26 last season – joins teammates Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri, David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero in signing a new deal this summer.
He made his first Premier League appearance of the new season on Sunday, when he helped City get their title defence off to the perfect start with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
Speaking about the announcement, he said: “I’m really happy here at City, it’s a second home to me, so it was an easy decision to stay for the long-term.
“I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can’t see any place better than here. I’m settled perfectly to life here, I know my teammates, the club, the team, very well and I feel like I can improve even more.
“Over the last three and a half years we’ve made history together but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special. There are still so many objectives and goals that I want to reach from my career in the game and I believe that I am in the perfect place to achieve them all.
“The fans have always shown so much faith in my ability and I feel so much love, both from supporters inside Manchester and from those all over the world. I hope I can continue to repay this unbelievable support over the coming season and beyond.”