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Arsenal Target Moves Ever Closer to Record Breaking £26m Move: Striker wants To Sign!

Hotshot wants Emirates move!

The Rumour

Sports News - February 14, 2009

Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko is not interested in Manchester City but would consider a move to Arsenal, according to his agent.

The 23-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international, who has been named the Bundesliga’s footballer of the year by German journalists, is currently attracting attention from a wide range of clubs across Europe.

And, after confirming that City and Arsenal are interested, agent Irfan Redzepagic has revealed that Dzeko would be open to a move to Emirates Stadium.

“It is not possible for Dzeko, who is a leading player in Germany and has the chance to play in the Champions League, to go to a mid-table club like Manchester City,” he told Onet.

“Arsenal would be a different matter.

“The Londoners’ offer is one we treat very seriously.”

The Source: (Setanta Sports)

The Analysis

It’s refreshing to hear a professional footballer putting ambition ahead of financial prosperity. The net is closing on the Wolfsburg man and if Arsene can snare him he would be adding a new dimension to his attacking force.

Unfortunately his Bundesliga club are keen to milk the Bosnian for all he’s worth, which is understandable but also a little misguided. Edin Dzeko may well be the next big thing but he is not worth the valuation placed on him of £26m. Clearly the German champions realise that Man City are in the chase and therefore are keen to make this a one team bidding war, but clearly Edin isn’t too keen on that, hence we are at something of a stalemate.

Surely though the club will not stand in the player’s way and risk being stuck with an unhappy player on their books.

The Likelihood

Dzeko to Arsenal: This could well be Wenger’s One big signing this summer.

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