Safet Susic expects Dzeko to stay, makes dig at Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.
Bosnia-Herzegovina national team manager Safet Susic believes Edin Dzeko will remain at Manchester City next season, according to Sky Sports.
The 27-year-old has had a mixed season for City, scoring a decent record of 15 goals for the club despite a lot of time spent watching from the bench.
However, Susic believes the striker is happy at the Etihad Stadium, despite links with the likes of Napoli, Juventus and Monaco.
Susic also had a little dig at Dzeko’s team-mates Carlos Tevez, who is likely to leave this summer, and Mario Balotelli, who left for AC Milan in January.
“This season, he played around 40 games, which is really quite enough,” he said. “The question is if Dzeko is satisfied with this. Of course, that is not my business.
“Will he leave in the summer? I don’t think so. New manager Manuel Pellegrini is coming in and Edin is part of a great team.
“Besides that, I have never heard him say one bad thing about this club. He was always very happy with his life at City.
“But maybe his biggest problem was that he is a very nice guy who is honest and who never had any problems. It is easier to put such a player on the bench than those showmakers Balotelli and Tevez.”
City have been linked with a whole host of new strikers in this summer’s transfer window, leading to speculation that Dzeko’s time at the club is up. With Napoli star Edinson Cavani said to be a prime target, it has been mooted that Dzeko could be used as part of a swap deal to bring the in-demand Uruguayan to the Premier League.
However, with Tevez likely to leave there may be more opportunities for regular football next season.