Thursday, 13 January 2011

Edin Dzeko: Welcome to the Premiership

Manchester City last week completed the singing of 24 year old Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko from German side Vfl Wolfsburg. City boss Roberto Mancini finally managed to prise one of the most sought after strikers in Europe’s away from the Bundesliga, and he has already expressed his desire to test himself at the highest level.

Wolfsburg’s struggles have been well documented this season, with the English public receiving a greater insight due to the current manager Steve McClaren in charge, who himself was named the “Wally with the Brolly” after his ill-fated spell as England boss. It seems that the time was right for the German club to cash in on their prize asset, despite the club sitting in a lowly 13th place, with the Bosnian contributing 10 league goals so far. The fee is believed to be around £27million, while no replacement has been signed so far, but McClaren expects other players at the club to "take on responsiblity" and get the team goals.

Dzeko comes to the Premiership, as a two times, and reigning Bosnian player of the year. He was the top goal scorer in the Bundesliga last with 22 goals. He leaves Wolfsburg with a record of 66 goals in 111 appearances, and one thing is for certain, this man is a goal scorer, there is no doubt

Man City boss Roberto Mancini has already discussed, and highlighted the importance of the signing, stating that:

"I am very happy the club bought Dzeko," Italian Mancini stated. "I think he'll be a very important player for the future of this club.

"We wanted him in the summer because we knew he was the perfect player for us. He is different from the other players we have. Now we have a good mix. I hope he can score a lot of goals like in Germany.”
While Dzeko has already attempted to stir up the rivalry with local neighbours by stating:

"Most of the people from Manchester are Manchester City fans.”

If I’m honest, I don’t think the Manchester United’s fan base will worry too much, as one look at the table shows that the “Red Devils” are still the force to be reckoned with in the Premier League, as they sit atop of the table, but Dzeko will certainly play his part in influence whose top come May.

Welcome to the Premiership Eden, let’s see if you perform more like Ruud van Nistlerooy, rather than other big money strikers, who didn’t pay off such as Andriy Shevchenko.

Click here to see some of his best strikes

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