Manchester City have finally sealed Wolfburg striker Edin Dzeko, after months of endless speculation. It was an endless game of cat and mouse prior to a deal being struck between the two sides, with City paying an earnest £26 million, or in and around that mark.
Dzeko has been prolific in recent seasons for the German outfit and boasted a fantastic tally of 58 goals and 31 assists in his past two and a half seasons, proving he’s got more than just the golden boots. Dzeko had become one of the most sought after players in Europe during last summer and Manchester City decided to get ahead of the pack and have a crack at his price tag just last week. Wolfsburg, initially reluctant, had warned off any potential suitors and wanted their most prized asset to stay at the club. However, as we’ve come to find out sooner or later, every good player must leave their club, and City’s continuous persistence finally paid off as Wolfburg succumbed to the sheer power of City’s authorities.
The price had yet to be confirmed between the two clubs but they threw around random prices until the £26 million fee was met on January 1st. Dzeko flew into Manchester on the 3rd for a medical as the fine details had yet to be finalised. Earlier last night the deal was finally finalised in a deal bringing Dzeko to Manchester for a proposed four and a half year years.
“City are playing for first place in the Premier League and that is what I want. Everyone expects goals and I want to score them but most of all I want to contribute to a successful team”.